Jacmel is a beautiful city facing the Carribean Sea in southern Haiti. It is located two hours south of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. The city has been tentatively accepted as a World Heritage site, however it did sustain damage in a 2010 earthquake
Jacmel boasts old grand historic architecture and small local craft stores, street markets and picturesque landscape. The city is also home to many artists and artisans such as Moro Baruk and Gerald Lafontant.
Things to See & Do
* Buy Haitian handicrafts and souvenirs
* Historic buildings such as Maison Cade and the Cathedrale St Phillippe et St Jacques
* Visit the market
* Sample Creole foods
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Gourde (HTG)
Language – French, Haitian, Creole
Population – 40,000 approx
Land Area – 36.04 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – +509
Travel Links – Delta and United airlines offer flights to Port-au-Prince from where visitors can fly or take a bus south to Jacmel.