The small village of Ambodipont is the second village south of Ampanavoana in the eastern part of the Masoala Peninsula. The distance from the sea to Ambodipont is about one kilometre.
A wide sandy road lined with coconut palms leads through the village. In the village centre there is a large shop selling a bit of everything, such as rice, drinks, sweets, soap, note-books, clothes and petrol. It is also the local bar where mostly the men of the village spend much of their afternoons. Next to the shop are three bungalows offering basic accommodation.
The people of Ambodipont live from farming (cloves) and fishing. Large and delicious pineapples are plentiful. Throughout the harvesting months of September/October the cloves are picked from the trees and thereafter tried on mats in the sunshine. When the sun hits the cloves, an intense scent of X-mas bakery is in the air.
Ambodipont has a public primary school, established on 24th February 2009.
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- Maroantsetra Antalaha trek around the Masoala peninsula - The village of Ambodipont lies on the path sneaking around the Masoala Peninsula.