- Encounters with locals
- Nature, Adventure & Sport
- Art & Culture
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.