The national parks with its exceptional concentrations of unique fauna and flora, largely undiscovered constitute a first class tourist destination. A very special kind of wildlife adventure is the whale watching in the Antongil bay and at the St. Marie Island. But the province has more.
There are several seaside resorts, like Foulpointe, Mahambo, Manompana, Vatomandry, and the island of St. Mary. In Vatomandry a sacred eel pond can also be visited. And in Anosibe An’ala, near the Chûtes de la Mort (deadly waterfalls) one can admire a natural bridge.
The 300 kilometres Pangalanes canal, the longest man-made canal in the world, connects some beautiful lakes. More historically interesting sites are the Manda Fortress and the graves of Couillandeau de la Touche, and Prince Ramiango, all located in the vicinity of Foulpointe. In Fénérive one can visit the Lampy museum and another fortress, Vohimasina. The pirates’ cemetery on the island of St. Marie and the so-called Dutch beach, where shipwrecked Dutch sailors have carved their names in the rocks, are relics of the European visits to Madagascar.
Furthermore as the province is the fruit growing part of Madagascar, agrotourism is another option. Large plantations of litchis, bananas, or mangos can be found here, as well as sugar cane, and spices like cloves, cinnamon and the world’s best vanilla.