- Encounters with locals
- Nature, Adventure & Sport
Toamasina is the country's chief port and export outlet. Coffee, vanilla, wood, cloves and other spices are loaded on ships here for a journey to far and distant lands...
The city and its grand straight boulevards bear the mark of its colonial past. Both the old buildings with colonnades and the street names have remained unchanged. The heart of Toamasina is Bien Aime square, where the banyan plantation abides by Madagascan astrology. In this old area, the Creole huts have the distinctive feature of being on stilts. The market and the port are always bustling with activity!
You must not miss Independence Avenue, where a statue of the goddess of the south seas stands.