If you want to get out of and want to be able to relax and enjoy with some peace and quiet, visit Port-de-Paix in Haiti. This major seaport was once named Valparaiso or Vallee du Paradis by Christopher Columbus and the Spaniards. The people of Port-du-Paix are very much friendly, and exude that famous Creole hospitality. They do not join the political unrests and are very much business-minded people. Majority of the population is into entrepreneurship, and they have a sense of leadership and independence as well. Their culture is very much strong and the people are very proud of what they have achieved as a community. Majority of the famous artists, intellectuals, writers and poets come from the city of Port-du-Paix, so do not miss the chance of checking this area out when you are in Haiti.
While it is seldom visited, this town boasts of many buildings that have wonderful architecture that can compete with those of the other cities in the country. You can reach Les Cayes via air or boat depending on what suits you best. Flights to this area normally come from Port-au-Prince. One of the best hotels in the country can be found here in Port-de-Paix which is the Rival Hotel. The rooms are very spacious and can give you a fantastic view of the Caribbean ocean. The weather in Les Cates is perfect for any outdoor activity such as walk tours, swimming at the beach or windsurfing with friends.
If you have your heart set on a Caribbean getaway for the summer, do head on to Port-de-Paix for a one of a kind experience that you will surely treasure and share with your friends when you come back home.