With an estimated population of 70,000 citizens, the municipality of Côtes-de-Fer is located in the Bainet Arrondissement in the southeast department of Haiti.
The region's inhabitants make their living from fishing, planting and crafts. Indeed, the town is famous for fishing and depending on the season, fish, conch, and lobsters can be found in quantities not only to feed the population, but to be sold to neighboring towns. Fruits and vegetables are grown abundantly from corn, petit mille, potato, banana, peas, cassava and yam to sweet corossole (Soursop), cachiment (Guanabana), papaya, mango, sapodilla, and grenadine. Pitre (Sisal) can be found in large quantities and is the only export of the region to foreign countries.
Soccer, the national sport, is practiced throughout the town by the youths. Should you happen to go to Côtes-de-Fer at the time of the championships, you see how vibrant this city is. Other means of entertainment include the gaguères, cinemas theaters, and theater festivals.
People also love the feast of their patron saint, St-Joseph, celebrated on March 19th; it is an opportunity for them to meet with friends and attend all kinds of cultural, artistic and sports activities.
Côtes-de-fer is known for its invaluable resources such as its beaches, its rivers, and tropical climate. Its landscape varies from lush mountains to white-sand, deserted beaches. The diversity of the town and its surroundings offer great opportunities to develop a large number of land- and water-based shore excursions.
Côtes-de-Fer unveils her hidden beauty to all its local and foreign visitors. Everyone who has the chance to visit Côtes-de-Fer recognizes the natural beauty of this little corner of paradise.