Top things to do in Northern Reef

Top Choice Seafood in Ifaty & Mangily

Sur la Plage

This sand-floor restaurant offers the best of this stretch of coast – feet in the sand, grilled fish fresh off the boat, expertly mixed punches and cocktails – bliss! It also does huge plates of pasta and seafood gr…
Wildlife Reserve in Ifaty & Mangily

Reniala Nature Reserve

This is a 0.6-sq-km spiny forest full of baobab trees and some birds. There are two circuits, one of 45 minutes to an hour and the other of 1½ to two hours. The Arboretum in Tuléar is better, but this one's still wo…
Nature Reserve in Northern Reef

Mangrove Information Center

On the west side of the road, 12km north of Tuléar, a sign directs you to the Mangrove Information Center a 2-sq-km wetland complex created by Honko, a Belgian NGO. The main attraction is a 1.5km wooden boardwalk. I…
Wildlife Reserve in Ifaty & Mangily

Village des Tortues

Near Reniala Nature Reserve, this 70,000-sq-metre park protects over 1000 radiated and spider tortoises. A guided tour of the grounds (in English) tells you the full story of these endangered animals and how they ar…
Malagasy in Ifaty & Mangily

Chez Freddy

This excellent roadside place along the main track through town between the paved road and the beach does well-executed grilled seafood and some surprises, such as zebu in a Creole sauce. On Saturday night from 7.30…