Beyond the beauty of the place, the history of the lake is legendary. It is about an enclave village where a thirsty person, coming from afar, asked in several houses to drink and was refused water. The person then answered: "There will come a time when there will always be water in your village". And the village was flooded and became a lake. The villagers became crocodiles. For no one can refuse water without committing a sacrilege.
The lake is located in the northeastern region of Madagascar where rainfalls are abundant and reach their peak in February and March, thus it is best to avoid these two months.
From the city of Vohémar, it is accessed along the beach (about three hours of walking). By car, follow the RN5A and turn off to the hills at a village called "Antanambaon'Ankirikirika". From there access to the lake is very easy.
In Vohémar you can stay at the hotel "La Baie d'Iharana", or at the hotel "Galaxy Vohémar".
In the restaurants of the hotels mentioned above (European and Malagasy specialties) or in the restaurant "Paradisia" for a more regional cuisine.
Take the lakeside road, at the junction the un-tarmacked road leads to a cliff. Be careful, the slope is dangerous, but the panoramic view is splendid. We can see the Indian Ocean and the Manambery River. Crossing the beach of the Green Lake (thirty minutes), we reach the mouth between sea and river where the beach is absolutely beautiful.
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