Welcome to Fenoarivo Atsinanana, the capital of the Analanjirofo region and a hidden gem on the East coast of Madagascar. This charming city, also known as Fénérive Est, is situated about 103 km north of the city of Toamasina and 58 kms south of Soanierana-Ivongo along the National road 5 to Maroantsetra. With its rich history, stunning landscapes, and vibrant culture, Fenoarivo Atsinanana is a must-visit destination for any traveler.
== History ==
Fenoarivo Atsinanana has a fascinating history that dates back to the 17th century when it was a privateers harbor. Ratsimilaho, the first king of the Betsimisaraka, was the son of a pirate and a local princess. He is buried on the island Nosy Hely, a former pirates stronghold that can be visited today (Vohimasina).
== Geography ==
Fenoarivo Atsinanana is located on the East coast of Madagascar, offering breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. The city is surrounded by lush forests and rolling hills, making it a paradise for nature lovers. Visitors can explore the nearby Masoala National Park, which is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including lemurs, chameleons, and rare bird species.
== Economy ==
The region around Fenoarivo Atsinanana is one of the most important clove growing areas of Madagascar. The city is also one of the most important sea resorts on the East coast, offering visitors a chance to relax on pristine beaches and enjoy water sports such as snorkeling and diving.
== Religion ==
Fenoarivo Atsinanana is home to several religious institutions, including the FJKM – Fiangonani Jesoa Kristy eto Madagasikara (Church of Jesus Christ in Madagascar), FLM – Fiangonana Loterana Malagasy (Malagasy Lutheran Church), and the Catholic Diocese (Cathedral of St. Maurice).
== Museums ==
Visitors to Fenoarivo Atsinanana can explore the Lampy Museum, which showcases the history and culture of the Analanjirofo region. The museum features exhibits on local traditions, crafts, and music, as well as a collection of artifacts from the colonial era.
== Gallery ==
No trip to Fenoarivo Atsinanana is complete without a visit to the nearby island of Nosy Hely. This former pirates stronghold offers visitors a chance to explore the ruins of the old fortifications and enjoy stunning views of the surrounding ocean.
== Conclusion ==
Fenoarivo Atsinanana is a hidden gem on the East coast of Madagascar, offering visitors a chance to explore the rich history, stunning landscapes, and vibrant culture of this beautiful region. Whether you’re interested in nature, history, or simply relaxing on the beach, Fenoarivo Atsinanana has something for everyone. So why wait? Book your trip today and discover the magic of Fenoarivo Atsinanana!