health & wellness experiencesin Lankaran
Nature in this subtropical corner of Azerbaijan isn’t just pleasing on the eye, but also naturally therapeutic. Scattered throughout the region are thermal water springs (called ‘istisu’ in Azerbaijani) that have long been used by the local population to cure all sorts of ailments. They tend to be very simple sanatoriums offering bathing booths filled with the hot, mineral-rich water flowing naturally from underground. Bathing in these is surprisingly relaxing, but the village of Haftoni has taken the procedure to an entirely new level. A popular sanatorium opened around the many hot springs here way back in 1958 and became a hit with Soviet health seekers. However, since summer 2019 the village is home to the luxurious Lankaran Springs Wellness Resort.