Welcome to Northern Reef
The reef north of Tuléar is a gentle curve punctuated by a number of villages and resorts all the way to Andavadoaka, some 207km distant. We're not huge fans of Ifaty and Mangily, but they have a few worthwhile spots to pause as you continue north. Once you get past Mangily you'll find yourself slithering down a sandy track through a spiny forest full of huge baobab trees and wandering tribespeople. From Ankasy north, the ocean is a shade of turquoise that looks for all the world like paradise.