Main Hot Springs Jordan

Ma’in hot springs are a series of natural springs, pools and waterfalls surrounded by picturesque basaltic mountains. Besides the unique landscape, the hot waters at Ma’in hot springs are said to have numerous health benefits.

Here’s all you need to know about Ma’in and my travel tips to help you make the best out of your stay.

Ma’in Hot Springs

The Ma’in hot springs, also known as hammamat Ma’in in Arabic, consist of 63 springs. These springs emerge from the rainwater from the highlands and are heated by natural lava stone. The hot springs vary in size and water temperature.

The hot springs are located in the mountainous area between the city of Madaba (30 minutes drive) and the Dead Sea (20 minutes drive).

There are also a few waterfalls in the region. The landscape of Ma’in is something that one would probably not expect in a country like Jordan which is famous for sandstone buildings in Petra or the Wadi Rum desert.

Benefits of Hot Springs

The hot springs and waterfalls of Ma’in are more than just a beautiful landscape. First and foremost, the waters of Ma’in hot springs are said to be beneficial for body and soul.

The mineral rich waters are popular with people suffering from rheumatism, muscle and back pain to various types of skin diseases. Even if you don’t suffer from any of those, a bath in the hot springs can still be beneficial for you. It’s stress relieving and provides a moment of relaxation.

The best time to visit Ma’in hot springs is in autumn, winter or spring. When temperatures are mild, a bath in the 60°C (140°C) warm mineral water is a true delight.

Ma’in Hot Springs Waterfall

Ma’in Hot Springs Resort

Most visitors opt to stay the night at the Ma’in hot springs resort. The oasis-style hotel features a thermal pool supplied with fresh mineral water by a waterfall. The outdoor pool is surrounded by mountains and overlooks another large waterfall.

Rooms are spacious and clean. The resort has several restaurants which serve great food at an affordable price. Furthermore, the resort provides a range of spa treatments which complete the wellness experience.

If you don’t want to stay the night at Ma’in, you can purchase a day pass at the resort (JD 10) to use the pool and facilities. That way, you can experience the benefits of the mineral waters and freshen up before you continue your trip.

Main Hot Springs Resorts Pool
The Pool at Main Hot Springs Resort

Ma’in or the Dead Sea?

Both the Dead Sea and Ma’in hot springs are popular destinations for a wellness retreat in Jordan.

The Dead Sea can easily get crowded, especially on weekends. Dead Sea resorts are usually more lively and offer a range of entertainment. They are popular for a weekend getaway for local families and international visitors alike. If you travel with (small) children, the Dead Sea is your best bet.

Ma’in is usually much less frequented. The atmosphere in the resort is peaceful and calm. Therefore, Ma’in hot springs are a perfect wellness retreat for anyone seeking relaxation in a unique environment in Jordan.

About Kitty

Ahlan, I’m Kitty! Welcome2Jordan is the result of my love for Jordan, good food and adventures. Through this blog and my self-published travel guide, I’d like to share information on Jordan and it’s heritage, culture and cuisine.

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