Antalaha

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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 not served by Air Madagascar but which can be accessed 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 from Sambava 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

Macolline
Tel: +261 (0)32 0716101
Email: macolline.madagascar@gmail.com
Website: www.macolline.org

Hotels in Antalaha

Hotel Hazovola
MG-206 Antalaha
Re-opened in 2007, this hotel has 22 beds.
Tel: +261 (0)32 0500065
Email: h.palissandre@sat.blueline.mg

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
Email: oceanmomo@blueline.mg
Website: www.ocean-momo.com

Vitasoa
Tel: + / 032 0416502 +261 (0)34 0195020
Email: hotelvitasoa@yahoo.fr

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
Email: villa.malaza@yahoo.fr
Website: villa-malaza.com

Hôtel Hazovôla
Tel: +261 (0)32 4128711 / +261 (0)32 0500065.
Email: h.hazovolaantalaha@yahoo.fr
Website: www.hotelhazovola.com

Hotel Florida
Tel: +261 (0)32 4155512 / +261 (0)32 0716190
Email: ninabm@hotmail.fr

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

Hotel La Liane
Tel: +261 (0)32 3477154
Email: rajaonal@yahoo.fr

Hotel Atlantis
Tel: +261 (0)32 0239729

Hotel Le Cocotier
Tel: +261 (0)32 0429730 / +261 (0)32 0486425
Email: hotelrestaurantlecocotierantalaha@yahoo.fr

Restaurant Chez Ndriana
Tel: +261 (0)32 0544176
Email: chezmadamendrina@gmail.com

Restaurants

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

Restaurant Cap Est

Medical

Cabinet Dentaire Bernd Zschocke
Tel: +261 (0)32 07 161 02

Radio and TV

Radio télévision Ny Antsika Antalaha
Radio FM 102 Mhz and TV Station CH 21 UHF
Tél: +261 32 07 160 88
Email: afr@rna-madagascar.com
Website: www.rna-madagascar.com

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
Email: fp.tsirihanitra@yahoo.fr

MADAGASCAR - From Sambava Antalaha - Vanilla Coast

Trek from Maroantsetra to Antalaha

Photos

Additional information

Antalaha Newsfeed

Southern Africa – Tropical Storm Eloise Flash Update No.2, As of 19 January 2021 - Madagascar - ReliefWeb
19-Jan-2021 08:00
Southern Africa – Tropical Storm Eloise Flash Update No.3, As of 20 January 2021 - Madagascar - ReliefWeb
20-Jan-2021 08:00
PHOTOS: Vanilla Boom Is Making People Crazy Rich — And Jittery — In Madagascar - WUWM
15-Sep-2019 07:00
Southern Africa – Tropical Storm Eloise Flash Update No.1, As of 18 January 2021 - Madagascar - ReliefWeb
18-Jan-2021 08:00
Madagascar Key Message Update: Below-average rainfall across southern and central Madagascar continues to affect cropping season, January 2021 - Madagascar - ReliefWeb
30-Jan-2021 08:00
Tropical Cyclone Eloise - Jan 2021 - ReliefWeb
26-Jan-2021 06:06
Satellite Detected Waters Extent and Evolution in Antsahanoro commune, Antalaha district, Madagascar (Imagery analysis: 10 March 2017 | Published 16 March 2017 | Version 1.0) - Madagascar - ReliefWeb
17-Mar-2017 07:00
Southern Africa, Flash Update No.2: Tropical Storm Chalane (as of 24 December 2020) - Madagascar - ReliefWeb
24-Dec-2020 08:00
Tropical Cyclone Herold drenches northeastern Madagascar - UPI News
16-Mar-2020 07:00
Vanilla brings cash and crime to Madagascar - Seattle Times
28-Sep-2018 07:00
Cyclone spells disaster for KZN - Independent Online
23-Jan-2021 08:00
Logjam: Inside Madagascar's illegal-rosewood stockpiles - Mongabay.com
08-Nov-2017 08:00
How vanilla is creating a new wealthy class from among farmers in Madagascar - Face2Face Africa
18-Oct-2020 07:00
IOM Zimbabwe Preparedness and Response Flash Update | 21 January 2021 - Zimbabwe - ReliefWeb
22-Jan-2021 08:00
Madagascar : Cyclone Enawo, suivi des activités en cours et planifiées dans le District d'Antalaha - Croix-Rouge Malagasy (au 30 mars 2017) - Madagascar - ReliefWeb
04-Apr-2017 07:00
IOM Zimbabwe Preparedness and Response Flash Update | 20 January 2021 - Zimbabwe - ReliefWeb
21-Jan-2021 08:00
IOM Zimbabwe Preparedness and Response Flash Update | 19 January 2021 - Zimbabwe - ReliefWeb
20-Jan-2021 08:00
Preparedness and response to the cyclones and floods in Madagascar: a concrete progress - Madagascar - ReliefWeb
13-Feb-2018 08:00
Rosewood Trafficking Worsens in the Gambia - Earth Island Journal - Earth Island Journal
24-Jul-2020 07:00
Cyclone hits vanilla growing regions in Madagascar - Food Business News
13-Mar-2017 07:00
Madagascar: Tropical Storm hits Madagascar - Flash Update #4 | 21 March 2018 - Madagascar - ReliefWeb
21-Mar-2018 07:00
Madagascar - Tropical Cyclone ENAWO - ECHO Daily Map 08/03/2017 - Madagascar - ReliefWeb
08-Mar-2017 08:00
How Did Madagascar Become the World's Biggest Producer of Vanilla? - Atlas Obscura
10-Dec-2020 08:00
Madagascar: Drones used to see landslides, floods from fatal storm - Africa Times
20-Mar-2018 07:00
Madagascar: Tropical Cyclone Enawo - Mar 2017 - ReliefWeb
15-Sep-2017 03:07
Madagascar vanilla producers say cyclone damaged 30 percent of crop - Reuters
14-Mar-2017 07:00
CITES exempts musical instruments from rosewood permit system - The Strad
28-Aug-2019 07:00
Madagascar: Tropical Cyclone Enawo/Ava - Final Report (MDRMG012) - Madagascar - ReliefWeb
20-Apr-2020 07:00
CITES rejects Madagascar's bid to sell rosewood and ebony stockpiles - Mongabay.com
12-Dec-2017 08:00
Madagascar: Tropical Cyclone ENAWO - Emergency Plan of Action n° MDRMG012 Operation Update n° 4 - Madagascar - ReliefWeb
19-Jan-2018 08:00
Tropical forest the size of England destroyed in 2018, satellite data reveals - The Straits Times
26-Apr-2019 07:00
Madagascar: Tropical Storm hits Madagascar - Flash Update #2 | 16 March 2018 - Madagascar - ReliefWeb
16-Mar-2018 07:00