Top things to do in Tuléar (Toliara)

Top Choice Gardens in Tuléar (Toliara)

Arboretum d'Antsokay

This is the one must-see attraction in Tuléar. Essentially a 400,000-sq-metre distillation of the entire spiny forest in one place, it's a fantastic collection of 900 plant species. Established by a Swiss botanist a…
Top Choice Italian in Tuléar (Toliara)


Our pick of the restaurants in Tuléar, Italian-run L'Estérel has a tranquil garden setting and a menu that includes some of the best Italian cooking in southern Madagascar – pasta, pizzas, salads you can trust – as …
Top Choice International in Tuléar (Toliara)

Corto Maltese

One of the best restaurants in Tuléar, yet moderately priced, this creative bistro offers an eclectic menu, including steaks that look and taste the part. Nice outdoor seating, too. Shame it doesn't open weekends.
International in Tuléar (Toliara)

Blu Bar

This lively, beautifully designed bar and expat hang-out with its own private beach is the place to come for breezy waterfront dining, with burgers, pizzas and kebabs to displace the memory of all that rice you’ve b…
Mountain in Tuléar (Toliara)

La Table

This table mountain is unmissable as you approach Tuléar down the RN7, about 10km from town. There’s a relatively easy trail to the top, which takes about 15 minutes to climb, and is a great place to watch the sunse…
Museum in Tuléar (Toliara)

Musée Cedratom

Features exhibits on local culture, an elephant bird egg and other oddities, including an ancient mask with real human teeth. Interesting place if you're ever lucky enough to find it open – the official opening hour…
Ice Cream in Tuléar (Toliara)


Have confidence in this place: it's owned by an Italian and he hasn't forgotten the motherland. Great ice cream, decent pizza and sandwiches, along with a patisserie for the early hours. Throw in free wi-fi and you …
Barbecue in Tuléar (Toliara)

Food Stalls

Grab a stool – this is where you down brochette and beer for the cheapest dinner in town and a real slice of local life. Popular into the wee hours, but take a taxi to and from here after dark.
French in Tuléar (Toliara)

Chez Alain

The restaurant here is best known for its extensive French menu, with serious zebu steaks topped with various sauces, all served in a pleasant garden setting.
Church in Tuléar (Toliara)

Lutheran Church

One of the city's main churches, right in the heart of town.