Ma'in hot springs
The Ma’in Hot Springs in Jordan are famous for their medicinal benefits and the amazing natural surroundings of waterfalls add to the eloquent spa experiences that people enjoy. It is believed that these hot springs were in use as early as the Roman times. Seeing as it isn’t a well-known activity in Jordan, the area and resorts aren’t overly crowded, which contributes to the serene experiences here.
This area is at the foot of the mountains overlooking the Dead Sea and although it doesn’t form part of a classical tour of Jordan, it is well worth a few hours visit. The plant life is exquisite and shrubs grow wildly out of the rocks.
The resorts cater for longer stays, but day visits are also famous. Entrance fees are fifteen Jordanian Dinars. When entering for a day trip, activities will include hiking along a relatively easy path towards the hot springs and waterfalls. The paths are marked which enables people to not use a guide.
The waterfalls themselves are hot, reaching temperatures of up to sixty degrees Celsius. The pools are kept completely natural with very little human intervention. Together with the plants and birds, it makes for an amazing outdoor spa experience. A natural thermal cave, or sauna, adds to the experience of a very natural spa facility. Even for day visitors there are facials and massage facilities to enjoy.
People should be aware that a part of the Ma’in Hot Springs is open to the general public and this may contribute to overcrowded weekends and less clean toilet facilities. During feasts the Jordanians come here for family enjoyment which means that tourists should wear modest swim attire to not attract too much attention.