The American actor, Haitian, Perri Pierre is currently working on a documentary about the South of Haiti, has compiled a list of 10 reasons why the South of Haiti should be the next destination of a tourist. The documentary on which he works, whose shooting was completed in December 2015, will present several of these magical places in the South.
Here are the "10 reasons why the South of Haiti should be your next destination," according Perri Pierre, born in New York (USA), but spent his childhood in the south of Haiti
1.- hospitality of southerners
It is a fact! South people are more welcoming. I'm sure you have heard around the world. And it is no different in Haiti. Perhaps, that's why they call it the capital of this department, Les Cayes "City of hospitality".
2. Beautiful beaches
On aquin in Coteaux, the South has some of the best beaches in the country. This list includes, Frost - one of the longest and most visited beaches in Haiti; Point-Of-Sand in Port Hi, and do not forget Abaka Bay - which was part of the 100 best beaches in the world according to CNN chain.
3. Complex Tourism
Speaking of Abaka Bay, it is part of one of the most beautiful beaches in Haiti. Located in Ile-a-Vache, it is only 15-20 minutes by yacht out of Les Cayes. But Abaka Bay is not the only resort on this island, there is also Port-Morgan.
4.- The Cascade - Saut-Mathurine
Located in Camp-Perrin Saut-Mathurine is one of the largest waterfall in Haiti. The source of its water jet coming from the Rivière de Cavaillon. Simply amazing!
5. Botanical Garden
Located Bergeaud, less than 2 km from Les Cayes, the botanical garden contains plants, fruits and very exotic flowers. Built on 8 hectares, it is the most spectacular botanical gardens in the country and soon the best of the Caribbean.
Do you like walking? Like climbing the mountain trails? Well, you're in the right place. The South is home to the second highest mountain in Haiti: Macaya.
7. Historic Sites - Forts
Many historical battles took place in the South. The forts were built as a form of protection. Among them we can mention, the English Fort and Fort of Olives. Both located in Saint Louis du Sud, about half an hour from Les Cayes. The Fort des Oliviers was built by the French during the colonial period, the fight against the English.
8. The Caves
Southern Haiti two of Haiti's caves, including the largest in the country: The Marie-Jeanne cave. It is located in Port-à-Piment, in the western part of the South. This cave is about 120 meters deep and 4 kilometers long, making it one of the largest caves in the Caribbean.
9. The Sunset
All towns on the southwest side of the country the ideal angle for watching the sun set slowly in the sea. My favorite place is Port-Hi. It has the most beautiful sunset I have ever seen.
10.- The foods
To be honest, everyone has a different taste in terms of food. But if you like seafood, southern leaders will serve you the best seafood. From Conques to jelly, lobster Port-hi, the South will make you the best seafood you've ever tasted.