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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.

The town of Antalaha and surrounding villages were heavily impacted by Cyclone Enawo in March 2017. A relief initiative is coordinated by Macolline and JHA Fund. More at and

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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

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

Cyclone Enawo – Antalaha et Maroantsetra relèvent la tête - L'Express de Madagascar
12-Jun-2017 06:57
Madagascar: Early harvest of green vanilla pods impairs the crop's quality - Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa
09-Jun-2017 03:03
Justice – Les comptes de Jaovato débloqués - L'Express de Madagascar
23-Jun-2017 06:00
Aide – «Vivres-contre-actifs» s'étendent dans les districts - L'Express de Madagascar
27-Jun-2017 06:05
Cyclone hits vanilla growing regions in Madagascar - Food Business News (registration)
13-Mar-2017 12:31
Deadly Cyclone Enawo batters Madagascar with flooding, damaging winds -
08-Mar-2017 14:33
Maroantsetra – Savannah IV réussit sa traversée inaugurale - L'Express de Madagascar
30-May-2017 03:35
Relèvement après Enawo : vers le renforcement de la sécurité du logement - NewsMada - Les Actus De Madagascar
29-May-2017 07:07
Réunion à huis-clos – Séance friction à l'Assemblée nationale - L'Express de Madagascar
17-Jun-2017 04:30
Madagascar: le district d'Antalaha peine à se relever après le cyclone Enawo - RFI
11-Mar-2017 22:14

MADAGASCAR - From Sambava Antalaha - Vanilla Coast

Trek from Maroantsetra to Antalaha

Additional information