This remote, sleepy outpost is a Veso settlement perhaps best known as the site where impressive dhows/ schooners are built, along designs taught to certain families centuries back by European pirates. But Belo Sur Mer is also the access point to the wonderful Kirindy Mite National Park, where visitors have the chance to explore deciduous Baobab forests, Spiny forest on the dunes; a healthy mangrove system and offshore, 5 small islands where snorkelling is good. 

Getting to Belo Sur Mer is part of the adventure: the drive from Morondava takes around 4hrs,30min and entails negotiating some poor roads and river crossings. An alternative is the 2hr,30min transfer by motorised boat. 

Belo Sur Mer can be visited from May to November - outside of that period the road becomes impassable. A 4 night stay is recommended; this makes for a wonderful end to the busy Western circuit. 

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Western Madagascar Explorer: Baobabs, Tsingy, Beaches & Wildlife
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Western Madagascar Explorer: Baobabs, Tsingy, Beaches & Wildlife

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  • Kirindy Forest's famed Baobabs and rare wildlife
  • Awe inspiring rock formations in Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
  • Remote, coastal Belo Sur Mer for beach and Kirindy Mitea National Park
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Western Dry Forests
Belo Sur Mer


French author Laurence Ink and her late husband established this lovely little seaside property close to Belo Sur Mer and Kirindy Mite National Park, in 2012. The six bungalows (three standard and three family bungalows that have 2 bedrooms each) stand facing the beach; they are built of wood and have very comfortable bedding, with mosquito netting provided. Bathrooms have showers – note tha...

Belo Beach
Western Dry Forests
Belo Sur Mer

Belo Beach

The latest property to be opened by Madagascar's Kimony Resorts, this laid back hotel is an excellent choice for adventurous travellers who make it down to Belo Sur Mer. 61km south of Morondava Airport, Belo Beach offers comfy 50m2 en-suite bungalows, built mostly out of wood and other natural materials and facing the lagoon. In the main building is a convivial lounge with bar and on the beach...

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