A seldom-visited area in the northwest about 100 mi/160 km northwest of Port au Prince, Port de Paix was called Valparaiso (Valley of Delights) by Columbus.

Today, it still has delightful beaches and scenery. (The town is also a big marketplace for untaxed goods smuggled in from Miami.) Off the coast is Tortuga Island, once the biggest base for pirates in the Caribbean, now the site of several villages and beaches.

You can reach the island via ferry from the town of St. Louis du Nord.

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