Aquin, A Beautiful Medium Sized Town In Haiti
Aquin is a municipality and a medium sized town in Haiti's Sud Department in the Aquin Arrondissement. Aquin is a port, situated on Tiburon Peninsula's southern coast and had around 95,004 inhabitants as per the 2003 census. In 1950 the population was around 1799. 100,000 people inhabit Aquin as per current estimates. Aquin is located within the geographical coordinates of 73° 24 '0 West and 18° 17' 0 north.
It has some of the most amazing beaches and overlooks the Caribbean Sea. A lot of people come here to enjoy bathing in the sun and collect sea shells and coral reefs. The shells get deposited by the tide while it regresses towards the Caribbean Sea.
Saturday and Wednesday are market days when Aquin buzzes with activities. Wares are traded by people who come in large numbers to the market.
Lodging Facilities And Food
One of the best hotels here is Jardin Sur Mer. Some of the finest delicacies like grilled shrimps and home grown oysters are prepared tastefully and served here.
This place is indeed an exquisite one. Tourists and locals visit the hotels to enjoy great food sometimes served as buffets, and scenic settings naturally created by nature. Many of the hotels have an excellent view of the sandy beaches and the Caribbean Sea.
Transportation And Development
The National Route 2 passes through Aquin which makes the region easily accessible. National Route 2 heads towards Les Cayes and traverses through Port-au-Prince.
Aquin has been transformed by a non-profit institution called the Aquin Development Foundation. Children in the Brodeguin School are supported by this foundation. The foundation also supports the St.Thomas d'Aquin Parish and runs a campaign for afforestation. It is the intention of the foundation to put up a public library in modern style and accordingly it will be named as Bibliotheque de la villa d' Aquin.
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