Tsaratanana is located approximately 150 miles (241 kilometers) from Antananarivo, the national capital.
Savvy travelers often use Tsaratanana as a jumping off point for further explorations. This sought-after tourism region has been blessed with a wealth of wonderful cultural and natural attractions.
If you have great weather, head outdoors and discover Madagascar's open-air markets.
No holiday is complete without a good dose of down time. Shore fishing is one of the ways they relax here. In this region and wildlife watching is another. If you enjoy the water, this is a great place for watersports. Swimming is popular with locals and tourists and another option is sea kayaking.
Local dishes are a great way to learn the area you are in. So make sure you make the time to visit some of the region's eating establishments. Two ingredients found in many Madagascar kitchens are coffee and juice. Why not order ravitoto (pork served with cassava leaves) or varanga (fried slivers of beef)? Both meals are popular in this region. Koba (peanut dessert pate) is perfect to finish your Madagascar meal.
Remember, traveling is the only thing you can buy that makes you wealthier. Your time in Madagascar will leave you with moments you'll be sure to treasure for a lifetime.