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Antalaha, pronounced Antala, is a coastal town located on the north east coast of Madagascar. Antalaha is known for being the capital of vanilla, since its introduction in the 19th century.

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A long and beautiful beach often with huge waves is part of the scenery. The area is regularly affected by heavy cyclones. In 2004 and in 2007 virtually all its vanilla crops and much of the town was destroyed, but this is a town which always seems to know how to rebuild itself.

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Antalaha can be reached by land, sea or air. The quickest and maybe most comfortable way of transport is by plane. Antalaha has an airport about ten kilometres out of town which is served irregularly by Air Madagascar and which can be used by private air charters. A tarred road in good condition connects Antalaha with Sambava in the north.

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The 80 kilometres drive by taxi-brousse takes about 1½ hours. Other available and more adventurous routes are a 3-5 days hike across the Masoala peninsula starting from Maroantsetra or via Cap Est. Sometimes it is possible to get a lift on a cargo boat on the way to/from Maroantsetra, Sainte Marie or Toamasina (Tamatave).

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Private Botanical Reserve

Tel: +261 (0)32 0716101

Hotels in Antalaha

Hotel Hazovola
MG-206 Antalaha
Re-opened in 2007, this hotel has 22 beds.
Tel: +261 (0)32 0500065

Ocean Momo
MG-206 Antalaha
This tastefully furnished ocean lodge has several bungalows, conference facilities, a restaurant with bar and complimentary WiFi for guests.
Tel: +261 (0)32 0234069

Tel: +261 (0)32 0752090 / +261 (0)34 0195020

Hôtel Chez Nanie
Tel: +261 (0)32 0223251
Email: N/A

Villa Malaza
Tel: +261 (0)32 6182309 / +261 (0)34 8457111 / +261 (0)32 8168145 / +261 (0)34 6969443

Hôtel Hazovôla
Tel: +261 (0)32 4128711 / +261 (0)32 0500065.

Hotel Florida
Tel: +261 (0)32 4155512 / +261 (0)32 0716190

Hotel-resto Fleur de Lotus
Tel: +261 (0)32 0220068

Hotel La Liane
Tel: +261 (0)32 3477154

Hotel Atlantis
Tel: +261 (0)32 0239729

Hotel Le Cocotier
Tel: +261 (0)32 0429730 / +261 (0)32 0486425

Restaurant Chez Ndriana
Tel: +261 (0)32 0544176


Jeannick Gargotte
Tel: +261 (0)34 6483371 / +261 (0)32 0559148

Restaurant Cap Est

Radio and TV

Radio télévision Ny Antsika Antalaha
Radio FM 102 Mhz and TV Station CH 21 UHF
Tél: +261 32 07 160 88

Vanilla exporters

Internet access

Formation Professionnelle TSIRIHANITRA Antalaha Ankoalabe
Computer training, cooking and pastry, hair and beauty, accounting and IT
Tel : +261 (0)34 0250530
Tel : +261 (0)32 2860872

Antalaha Newsfeed

Sava: extension de l'adduction d'eau à Antalaha - NewsMada - Les Actus De Madagascar
22-Sep-2018 05:19
Multinational cast of Up With People visits Stillwater - Daily O'Collegian
23-Sep-2018 23:56
In an African island nation, a flavour worth killing for - The Sydney Morning Herald
07-Sep-2018 14:15
Fashion, football and food: Check out Education Abroad's newest programs - CU Boulder Today
11-Sep-2018 22:47
Vanilla's spiralling price brings Madagascar unexpected riches, and violent crime - The Indian Express
31-Aug-2018 10:12
Commune de Sambava: le maire placé sous mandat de dépôt - NewsMada - Les Actus De Madagascar
24-Sep-2018 04:50
Soupcon de corruption: le maire de Sambava devant le parquet - NewsMada - Les Actus De Madagascar
21-Sep-2018 05:27
Logjam: Inside Madagascar's illegal-rosewood stockpiles -
09-Nov-2017 02:27
Satellite Detected Waters Extent and Evolution in Antsahanoro commune, Antalaha district, Madagascar (Imagery ... - ReliefWeb
17-Mar-2017 03:44
Madagascar: Tropical Storm hits Madagascar - Flash Update #4 | 21 March 2018 - ReliefWeb
21-Mar-2018 14:21

MADAGASCAR - From Sambava Antalaha - Vanilla Coast

Trek from Maroantsetra to Antalaha

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