Welcome to Antalaha
A relatively affluent city, thanks to the vanilla bean, Antalaha surprises with its street lights, proper drainage and excellent roads. It has a maritime history and is the centre of dhow construction on this coast, which you can investigate in the boatyard. The beach here is magnificent with miles and miles of golden sand and although it is protected by a reef, currents are strong and swimming is dangerous. Beyond Antalaha lies the Masoala Peninsula, which can only be crossed on foot.