Port-au-prince Tourism

Port-au-Prince (/ËŒpÉ”Ërtoʊˈprɪns/; French pronunciation: ​[pÉ”ÊopÊɛ̃s]; Haitian Creole: Pòtoprens Haitian Creole pronunciation: [pÉ”topɣɛ̃s]) is the capital and most populous city of Haiti. The city's population was estimated at 987,310 in 2015 with the metropolitan area (aire métropolitaine) estimated at a population of 2,618,894. The metropolitan area is defined by the IHSI as including the communes of Port-au-Prince, Delmas, Cite Soleil, Tabarre, Carrefour, and Pétionville. The city of Port-au-Prince is on the Gulf of Gonâve: the bay on which the city lies, which acts as a natural harbor, has sustained economic activity since the civilizations of the Arawaks. It was first incorporated under French colonial rule in 1749. The city's layout is similar to that of an amphitheatre; commercial districts are near the water, while residential neighborhoods are located on the hills above. Its population is difficult to ascertain due to the rapid growth of slums in the hillsides above the city; however, recent estimates place the metropolitan area's population at around 3.7 million, nearly half of the country's national population. The city was catastrophically affected by a devastating earthquake in 2010, with large numbers of structures damaged or destroyed. Haiti's government estimated the death toll to be 230,000.

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Find the best activities, restaurants and things to do in Port-au-prince, Haiti. Explore Port-au-prince travel guide before you plan your trip here. When planning a trip to Port-au-prince, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Jacmel. Attractions in Jacmel include The Citadelle, Hotel Florita, Quartier Latin. Also, to reach Port-au-prince, you'll have to take a flight to Jacmel; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Port-au-prince.

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  • Know the pollution level of Port-au-prince before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 91.67 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 100 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 87.5 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 83.33 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 100 (Very High)
  • How safe is Port-au-prince for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Port-au-prince.

    • Burglary and Theft 69.64 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 75 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 75 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 94.23 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 51.92 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 71.15 (High)
    • Attacks 61.54 (High)
    • Drug offense 63.46 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during night 9.62 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 26.92 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 23.08 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 78.85 (High)
    • Safety Index 32.05 (Low)
    • Climate Index 88.04 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 100 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 90 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 63.89 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 17.51 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Port-au-prince

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.13 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 50 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 150 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 50 USD

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