Petit-Trou-de-Nippes Natural Beauty a Drawing Card for Tourists

A slice of paradise inhabits the northwestern section of Haiti's peninsula, the town of Petit-Trou-de-Nippes. Situated within the Anse-à-Veau Arrondissement, it is a commune of the Nippes Department. The other communes are Arnaud, Plaisance-du-Sud, Anse-à-Veau, and L'Asile.


Resting on the coast of the azure Caribbean Sea, its waters are home to frolicking dolphins, a pleasing and thrilling sight to visiting tourists, as well as stunning sunrises and sunsets. The town of
Petit-Trou-de-Nippes is a perfect vacation spot for those who like walking in natural environments, enjoying quietude and serenity.

But to arrive at the magnificent splendor of Petit-Trou-de-Nippes from Port-au-Prince, a journey of up to five hours is necessary. Dirt roads--the bane of many small towns in Haiti--plus bodies of water are strewn along the way, challenging travelers. Yet the indescribable beauty that awaits at the end compensates. Sand as white and fine as sugar, and crystalline waters refresh one's senses.

Not only are beaches sublime stretches of unparalleled beauty, Petit-Trou-de-Nippes' architecture is also an object of splendor. The edifice of City Hall impresses with its grandeur and historical charm. And Notre Dame Nativite Catholic Church radiates an aura from the colonial period in Haiti.

The international community has been active in Petit-Trou-de-Nippes, especially the Colorado Haiti Project. It has begun a development program covering school accessibility, healthcare clinics, job training, de-toxified drinking water, and micro-lending. Local female-owned businesses have benefited and been able to capitalize and experience growth as a result.

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