Antananarivo, the country's capital, is situated 100 miles (161 kilometers) west of Vatomandry.
Don't limit yourself to Vatomandry, because this region has been blessed with an abundance cultural and scenic attractions just waiting to be explored.
On sunny days, why not take the chance to check out Madagascar's open-air markets?.
Get outdoors and make the most of the local adventure options in the Vatomandry area. Try your hand at hiking or give rock climbing a spin. The Madagascar area features a number of relaxing ways to enjoy the great outdoors. Set aside some time for shore fishing or bird watching and feel your worries drift away.
Madagascar cuisine has its own aromas and flavors so be sure to try as many of the local dishes as you can. Amongst the variety of ingredients commonly used here are coffee and juice. Ravitoto (pork served with cassava leaves) and varanga (fried slivers of beef) are two much-loved choices that will imbue visitors' with the true flavours of Madagascar. End with koba (peanut dessert pate), a popular dessert.
When your time is up in Vatomandry, there's a good chance you'll catch yourself making plans to return to this beautiful place.