The North Department of Haiti is an exemplary area which boasts a huge population of over 900,000, its capital is Cap-Haitian.
The north of Haiti is packed with history dating all the way back to the 1700’s when it used to be the most fertile area in the country with the most sugar plantations, until a great slave uprising in 1791 led the country into a civil war. Slaves in the north of Haiti seized the opportunity to take vengeance on their masters and to fight for their freedom. Over the next few weeks the violent rose, destroying hundreds of sugar plantations and killing thousands of white slave masters at the plantations they had been forced to work at. This begun the start of the Haitian Revolution and the people’s fight for liberty. After Haiti was declared a free republic, another civil war broke out in the north under the headship of Henri Christophe.
Christophe forced people to refer to him as a king and in a bid to prove his leadership he ordered for colossal constructions to be built. These structures that were built in the 1800’s can still be found now in the north of Haiti and are commonly referred to as tourist attractions in the country. Cap-Haitian in particular is prominent for its historic monuments which means it thrives from tourism impacting the local economy in a positive way. Sans Souci Palace and The Citadelle have all contributed in the success of North Haiti’s tourism worldwide.
Other top attractions are Labadie, a private resort that is orientated solely to the where tourist even the food that is brought to visitors is from their cruise ships. The Ruins of Fort Picolet complete with ancient battlements and secret tunnels is the perfect adventure and a never done before experience.