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Because Madagascar was isolated from neighboring continents and inhabited islands, the island is home to plants and animals that aren't found anywhere else on the planet. Roughly ninety percent of the plant and animal species on Madagascar are found only on Madagascar. Thus, the island has become a place that people want to visit today, and they need a place to stay while on Madagascar.

Although the island produces rice, coffee, silk, palm oil, and cotton, and also earns a profit from fishing and forestry, in recent years its economy has focused on tourism, and particularly eco-tourism, taking advantage of its biodiversity, natural habitats, national park, and unique species. In support of this, hotels, resorts, and other guest accommodations have sprung up.

The landscape of Madagascar is such that visitors to the island can go from rainforest to desert in less than two hundred miles. The island offers canyons, limestone karsts, mountains, and rolling hills, as well as several different types of forests, and more than three hundred miles of coastline. As a base for sightseeing or other adventures, the island offers several resorts, guesthouses, and other accommodations.

As the fourth largest island in the world, there is a lot to see in Madagascar, including areas so remote that getting there can be a challenge. Those who are looking for adventure can find it on Madagascar. Although its road system can be an adventure in itself, the island has national parks that only see a few hundred visitors a year, and regions so remote that they can be accessed only by boat or private plane. There is no shortage of things to do in Madagascar, including hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, diving, and kite-surfing. Most of its resorts are near beaches and offers pools and other features and amenities.

Over the years, Madagascar has been populated by waves of immigrants from other places, largely within the Indian Ocean. Its people have brought these unique cultures and rituals with them to Madagascar, and visitors to the island may be able to witness some of the history and culture that Madagascar has to offer, during various festivals or ceremonies, or through guided cultural tours arranged through specialist tour companies or higher-end resorts or hotels.

Some of the ethnic groups that make Madagascar their home are known for their woodworking skills and ornamental designs, some of which is offered to the tourist market. Urban markets offer locally produced arts and crafts for sale, but a concierge at one of the island's better hotels or resorts might be able to provide guests some insight into the artistic traditions of Madagascar, and to point them tothe best places in which to buy these items.

Besides the main island of Madagascar, the country of Madagascar includes several smaller islands in the surrounding Indian Ocean, the most famous of which are Nosy Be and Isle Sainte-Marie, but there are other, smaller islands, some of which are private and accessible to paying guests only.

The coast of Madagascar is permeated with peninsulas and bays, particularly along its northern coast, and some of these regions can be rustic and difficult to get to. Likewise, the island's interior mountains may be worth visiting but offering only camping facilities.

Hotels, bed and breakfasts, guesthouses, resorts, vacation rentals, campgrounds, and other guest accommodations in the island country of Madagascar are appropriate topics for this category. These might include sites comparing guest accommodations as well as those representing the facility itself.



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