Besalampy is served by a local Besalampy Airport and maritime harbour. In addition to primary schooling the town offers secondary education at both junior and senior levels. The town has a permanent court and hospital.
The majority 65% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 30% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is bananas, while other important products are seeds of catechu and oranges. Additionally fishing employs 5% of the population.