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Gonaïves lies in the north of Haiti, part of Artibonite Department. With a population of 300,000, it has become recognized as Independence City. It was in Gonaïves Haiti achieved her independence from France in 1804.


Originally an Indian village called Gonaibo, it is now the commercial centre and port of the fertile Artibonite Plain, with a natural harbor; coffee, cotton, sugar, bananas, mangoes, and cabinet woods are exported.

Get In[edit]

Closest Airport to Gonaïves The closest airport to Gonaïves is Port-de-Paix Airport (PAX). Distance from Port-de-Paix Airport to Gonaïves is 56,6 kilometers (35.2 miles).

Other airports near Gonaïves

Cap Haitien International Airport CAP 60,8 km (37.8 miles)

Toussaint Louverture International Airport PAP 105,2 km (65.4 miles)

Jacmel Airport JAK 135,5 84,2

Get around[edit]

Travel options:

– A taxi

– A rental car

– Bus or Small truck (Camionette)

– A Motorcycle (Ti moto in Creole)

– A friend

See[edit][add listing]

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Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Céleste Bar Resto Club, #85 Rue Louvertue, Ville de Gonaives, Artibonite, Haiti, (509) 36 21 9217.
    Business Details: Multi-Cuisine. Specialties: Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks.
    Services: Takes Reservations, Walk-Ins Welcome. Good For Groups, Take Out, Delivery, Catering, Waiter Service, and Outdoor Seating.
    Email: [email protected]
    $$$.  edit
  • Boukan Bar & Grill, Gattereau 13, #26 (Route Nationale #1), (509) 22 58 6071, [1]. 12pm - 10pm. Multi-Cuisine, Street parking
    Specialties:Serves lunch, dinner and drinks
    Services: Walk-Ins Welcome. Good For Groups, Good For Kids, Catering, Outdoor Seating
    Attire: Casual About Our speciality is grilled foods. Great relaxed environment, perfect for family or couple outings. Stop by for a great meal or just a drink!
    $$.  edit

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • L'Eternel est Mon Secours, RN1, Carrefour Gros Morne #24, Gonaives, AR, Haiti, [2]. Gonaives #1 hotel 90.  edit
  • Village Hotel, Bois Marchand, Gonaives, AR. Bed and Breakfast  edit

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