"ALIAS "FOULPOINTE"" Mahavelona by Norali
Mahavelona Travel Guide: 7 reviews and 16 photos
While adding a new destination on my map, Mrs Searchengine did not find Foulpointe. Finally, I made a search on Mahavelona (its Malagasy name) and could add this destination on my map. Though, "Foulpointe" is the most known of both.
My trips to Mahavelona used to be one-day trips for beach activities. Yet, there are other things to discover in Foulpointe.
Mahavelona (in North Toamasina, 59km) is interesting from a historical point of view as well, as the ruins of fortress erected by a Merina governor (under Radama I reign) are still there, as piece of evidence of a "belliquous" past. This was during a battle against French invaders.
Find there a forest with orchids and lemurs as well.
Sweet dreams are made of this too...
It may be naive but I noticed that even if the country is poor, poor people in provinces are more smiling than beggars in urban Tana, for instance.
Also, this picture taken in Mahavelona reminds me of a poster to advertise a Jamaican rhum brand. I used to collect the posters since they use to issue some of them during a campaign. When I saw this one in a pile of several pictures, it stroke me that I had to insert it somewhere.
- Pros:Beach activity, handy amenities
- Cons:A bit too mercantile and crowded
- In a nutshell:Nice beach but a bit too mercantile...
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