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The Sights, The Sounds, The Soccer

01/11/2016

Soccer, or football, in the local parlance, is a huge part of Haitian culture, with one of the longest football traditions in the Caribbean, and it is frequently on display at Sylvio Cator Stadium, located less than five minutes from our Port-au-Prince hotel. The stadium is named for Sylvio Cator, a famous Haitian football player and Olympic athlete who won the silver medal in the long jump, which still stands as the best result of a Haitian athlete in the Olympics. Though it was partially damaged in the 2010 earthquake, it has been renovated and today, visitors can come and watch the Haiti National Football Team take on all-comers. They were the second Caribbean team to make it to the World Cup, and in 2007 they won the Caribbean Nations Cup. So whether you’re a sports fan or just interested in taking in a true piece of Haitian life, go catch a game! 

Address: Rue Oswald Durand, Port-au-Prince

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  • “Highly Recommended”

    A very pleasant atmosphere and helpful staff greeted me upon arrival. Vladimir, who quickly handled my special requests, was especially helpful. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend this hotel for all travelers, whether on business or vacation.

    – Matthew W

  • “Great Stay”

    Great experience. All the staff was very helpful and the rooms were very clean. Vladimir and James were very supportive and helpful as well. The front desk and restaurant was high class. We will definitely be back.

    – Tyler S

  • “PG from Florida”

    I really enjoyed the family atmosphere at Leplaza hotel . Every single staff was very nice courteous, helpful , professional from the security guards to the receptionists , the staffs at the bar and restaurant . I had the greatest times of my life because everyone make feels at home especially at the reception and the bar- restaurant . I strongly recommend Leplaza Hotel . My rooms were nicely cleaned daily . I want to go back soon because they made me feel special . I want to thank all the staff about their warm welcome .

    – PPGedeon

  • “Great Haitian atmosphere”

    We really enjoyed this property. The staff was very friendly and even went out of their way to accommodate us, by letting us check in early after flying all night. The atmosphere was very laid back just as most Haitians are.

    – Gregory C

  • “Oasis”

    Located off the central town square it has good security and is the obvious expat place to stay. Nice garden breakfast area near a well received pool. Tranquil after the huddle and bustle outside. Rooms are clean, beds are very comfortable and the hot showers a blessing.

    – Harlequin_dreaming