Jacmel is located some 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Port-au-Prince, the country's capital.
Journeying in this part of Haiti is an adventure, so be sure to go on a little road trip and visit some of the other population centers around Jacmel. Carrefour, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the south, and Port-au-Prince, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southwest of Jacmel are good spots to check out if you have the time.
Experience the region's rich cultural makeup within Haiti's wonderful history museums, art galleries and art museums. Step back in time while you are learning about the Haiti area. Take a trip to some of the old towns for which this place is renowned.
This region features a range of gentle pastimes. Spend the day picnicking or sunbathing and feel your worries drift away. If the sun is shining during your stay, discover Haiti's watery side. Sea kayaking and surfing are two local options.
Uncover the culinary arts of Haiti by trying out the food that is eaten here. Thyme and cloves are two of the prized ingredients. Popular foods are joumou soup and legumes (vegetable stew), but naturally there are many other dishes for foodies to try. But your meal is not really over until you have tried pen patat (sweet bread), a common dessert. If you are after an alcohol-free option, enjoy Malta H (unfermented barley and molasses).
When booking your vacation to Jacmel, keep in mind that the handiest major airport, Toussaint Louverture International Airport, is located in in Port-au-Prince, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the northeast.