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Getting There & Away

  • Foulpointe lies 58km north of Tamatave. Minibuses depart from the Tamatave taxi-brousse station daily, generally in the mornings (Ar5000, 1½ hours).
  • For short hops, such as to Mahambo or Fenoarivo-Atsinanana, you can try flagging down just about any vehicle going in the right direction; hotel vehicles may be able to take you all the way to Tamatave, but you’ll have to pay at least the equivalent of the taxi-brousse fare.
  • Several vehicles daily pass Foulpointe on their way between Tamatave and Soanierana-Ivongo. Heading south, when they pass Foulpointe depends on what time the ferry from Île Sainte Marie arrives at Soanierana-Ivongo. Heading north, wait by the road side before 9am to get to Soanierana-Ivongo in time for the best boats.