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Mahanoro (Madagascar)

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3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
80 miles from Mananjary by boat
When to go
From May to November

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Mahanoro is a town on Madagascar's east coast nestled between the shores of the Canal des Pangalanes and the Indian Ocean. 

My review

The commune is a stop between the cities of Tamatave and Mananjary on the tour down the Canal des Pangalanes, but it can also be a point of arrival or departure for shorter cruises, of about 2 days, to Mananjary. Between Vatomandry and Mahanoro, today nature has reclaimed the area, and vegetation blocks navigation through this portion.

Not far from the town centre, you'll find a stream that never dries up, and legend has it that these waters have medicinal properties, which is how the town got its name - Mahanoro - which means "that which heals" in Malagasy. Aside from enjoying the beautiful beach, you can also explore the region's impressive waterfalls, which rise to heights of more than 260 feet.

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