Tonga soa! Welcome to Tulear!
Tulear is a city in the southwest coast of Madagascar. the capital of the region Atsimo-Andrefana (South-West) and the old province of Toliara. It is located 936 km southwest of Antananarivo.
Tulear is located on a broad coastal plain, surrounded by dunes and mangrove swamps near the Tropic of Capricorn in the Mozambique Channel. Off extends a long barrier reef (the Great Reef) 18 km long and 3 km wide. Tulear is nicknamed the "City of the Sun" because it has a hot (28 °C average) and semi-arid climate, with less than 400 mm annual rainfall. The city is constantly swept by a strong wind dominating the Tsiokatimo (South Wind).
The tourism sector is very promising and booming thanks to the climate and natural assets of the hinterland (Ifaty Anakao, St Augustin...). Calm seas and shallow 2-10 m averaged promote activities such as scuba diving.
Among the interesting sites on the spot, Isalo National Park is within driving distance of Tulear, 250km to the North West.
Tonga sao! Welcome to Madagascar!
Meet Tahiry Ramanankasina and the team at ESF, your local connection in Madagascar. We operate from our central office in the Malagasy capital of Antananarivo, and take great pride in sharing our country with you. We aim to let you experience the warm hospitality of the people and the unique and endemic flora and fauna of Madagascar. However, we also encourage people to look closely at the social and environmental issues facing our country, to ensure Madagascar is here for their children and grandchildren to enjoy as well.[more]