Kitesurfing in the lagoon. Madagascar travel
Discovering Madagascar. Beaches of Madagascar
Madagascar provides excellent opportunities for windsurfing and kiting - here a dense, even wind blows and there is a good jumping wave
The best riding places are located in the far north in the vicinity of Diego-Suarez and in the south - near the city of Fort Dauphin. It has already opened the station, where you can rent equipment.
The surf season in the north of Madagascar lasts from the beginning of April to the end of November. In these months, the southeast wind "Varatraza" blows with a force of 20-35 knots, and from June to October the wind blows constantly without interruptions. It blows in the morning, afternoon, evening and night.
The coastline is more than 4,800 km. Tourist areas are conventionally divided into the resorts of Greater Madagascar and the neighboring small islands. All beaches are sandy, some of them are landscaped at the modern level and have a high-quality entertainment infrastructure. Others, semi-wild, are focused on those who travel to Madagascar not for increased "European" comfort, but for real exoticism. The safest is the west coast, next to which there are practically no sharks.
The capital of the republic Antananarivo is the best place for short excursion tours. Here you can see a huge number of monuments of the colonial period, as well as the palace complex Ruva Ambuhimanga, protected by UNESCO. In addition, in Tane - as the locals call the city - you should visit the botanical garden in Tsimbazza Park, Anusi Lake, a crocodile farm and the Andravukhangi quarter with an unusual Besareti Garden. Antsirabe is called the SPA-capital of Madagascar due to the healing microclimate of the "land of great salt" in the spring months. It also offers authentic art and souvenirs, and you can and should bargain in the local colorful markets. Ambusitra bears the unofficial status of the bohemian capital of the island due to the high concentration of all kinds of craft shops, art shops and mini-markets. It also hosts tournaments in the spectacular Madagascar bullfight - savike.
North of Madagascar. Diego Suarez. Windsurfing and kitesurfing
The main place of skiing - the Emerald Sea - is located 20 kilometers from the city. Closed by two small islands, the lagoon allows beginners to ride. Beach vacation. Masoala - tropical jungle on the ocean and vanilla plantations. South of Madagascar gives a greater variety of wave conditions, although here there are closed lagoons with smooth water.
A small surf station is located in the closed bay just off the city, offering modern equipment for hire - AHD, BIC boards and Neil Pryde sails. An ideal place for beginners to ride the waves. West of Madagascar, Tulear, Kitesurfing - in the vicinity of Tulear on the basis of comfortable hotels there are two kite centers offering modern equipment, water rescue and professional instructors.
Indian Ocean beach. Diving, snorkeling, fishing, ylang ylang plantations, rum factories, discos; all inclusive. Madagascar, the fourth largest island in the world, is located in the western Indian Ocean and every year becomes an increasingly popular destination for beach and ecotourism. Mixing African, Indian, Asian and, in the colonial period, European culture is the basis of the island's unique eclectic flavor.
Here, in addition to idyllic tropical beaches, there are 3 UNESCO heritage sites, several hundred architectural and religious monuments. In addition to recreational tourism, extreme types of recreation (surfing, rafting, kiting), diving and snorkeling, jeep safari, sport fishing and cultural excursions are developing in Madagascar.
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