You don't have to limit yourself to the attractions of Andapa because the entire region is dotted with a wealth of terrific cities, attractions and landscapes. Sambava, 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the southwest, and Antalaha, 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the west of Andapa are also waiting to be discovered.
Travelers in Madagascar often spend time exploring the region's open-air markets.
Take your own gear or rent the gear locally, and make the most of the region's water sports. Scuba diving is one option. Another good option is swimming. A fun way to explore the wild landscapes in Madagascar is to join for a hiking or mountain climbing tour.
Local food is an integral part of any area and a wonderful way to get to know a place. Two ingredients you'll find in many Madagascar kitchens are coffee and juice. Ravitoto (pork served with cassava leaves) and varanga (fried slivers of beef) are commonly enjoyed by visitors and local foodies alike. Madagascar is the perfect place to fill up on mouthwatering koba (peanut dessert pate).
Much of Madagascar celebrates Independence Day on the 26th of June, so be prepared for changes to opening hours and transport schedules.
When your time is up in Andapa, chances are you'll find yourself making plans to return to this stunning place.