Welcome to Manompana
This small coastal village 38km north of Soanierana-Ivongo is where to head if you want to ditch beach tourism in favour of rural isolation. Nearby attractions include the scenic Point Tintingue, the protected Ambodiriana forest and the even smaller fishing village of Antanambe. A French charity, Marmaille a la Case (marmaillealacase.free.fr), has set up an education and cultural centre here, staffed partly by volunteers.
Au Bon Ancrage/Chez Wen Ki offers basic bungalows on the beach, with bucket showers, and a convivial restaurant with fresh seafood.