Jordan is the leading destination for medical tourism in the Middle East and the Afra Hot Springs are a clear example. Located 26 km north of the city of Tafilah, the less-known Afra Hot Springs are less known than Ma’in; however, its medical benefits are the same.
The hot mineral water flows from 15 different water springs, ranging in temperature from 45° to 48° C. Tourists frequent the hot springs, seeking treatment for chronic physical ailments such as skin and circulatory diseases, and bone, joint, back and muscular pains.
These mineral-rich waters help in the treatment of infertility, arteriosclerosis, anemia, rheumatism and many other chronic diseases. The water in the springs contains elements with healing properties, including sodium, calcium, chloride, radon, hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide.