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NAFTALAN - Naftalan city is a well-known petroleum spa resort, the center of medical tourism in Azerbaijan. It is located 330 km west of Baku and 50 km away from Ganja, the second largest city in the country. There is a unique naftalan oil in Naftalan that has no analogues in the world. It is a viscous liquid with distinguished black-brown and brown color and a specific odor. The uniqueness and high efficiency of naftalan oil is confirmed by numerous scientific studies and more than 100 years of experience in treatment of various diseases. The curative naftalan oil in the combination with other methods of recreational therapy and natural factors (favorable environmental conditions and clean pine air) is very helpful in the treatment of musculoskeletal system diseases, as well as neurological, urological, gynecological, skin and other diseases in adults and children. Naftalan today is a modern recreation and rehabilitation center, with natural factors, achievements of resort medicine, European comfort, Azeri hospitality and affordable prices for tickets combining to make this a unique cultural experience. In addition, this city has unique "Museum of crutches". Here you can see hundreds of crutches of various designs and sizes. They were left and signed by those who on arrival at the resort could not walk without them.

Naftalan city is located at the distance of 330 km to the west of Baku and in 50 km from Gandja. It is a well known spa resort and the center of medical tourism of Azerbaijan which has unique natural factors that by their medical properties are never met elsewhere in the world!

The main treasure of the resort is a naphthalan oilfield. Naphthalan oil is a viscous liquid of black-brown and brown color with specific odor. Uniqueness and high efficiency of naphthalan are confirmed by numerous scientific studies and by more than 100 years of experience in the treatment of a number of diseases.

As a resort Naftalan is known since 1926, when there appeared specialized recreational and health places around the field. Patients from all over the Soviet Union came here. Today Naftalan is a modern center of leisure and health, organically combining the natural factors, achievements of resort medicine, European comfort, Azerbaijani hospitality and affordable prices on tours.

As a part of a large state program of Naftalan’s recovery there were four sanatoriums of European standards built there and three more are in the process of construction. Among the known objects are: medical-prophylactic center Chinar Hotel & Spa, health center “Naftalan”, sanatorium “Gashalty” and others.

By the way, there is the only in the world “Museum of crutches” in Naftalan. Here you can see hundreds of crutches of various designs and sizes. They are left here and signed by those who on arrival at the resort could not walk without crutches.

In Naftalan sanatoriums offer not only treatment but also relaxation in favorable environment. Modern resorts and hotels in Azerbaijan are equipped in accordance with the latest trends of the industry of hospitality and have not only comfortable rooms but cozy restaurants and bars with a wide selection of food and drinks, indoor pools, bath complexes, spa centers and centers of leisure activities and entertainment.

It should be noted that the nature of this region is very rich and this area is characterized by the beauty of its landscapes. Staying in Naftalan you can easily visit the scenic areas of surrounding towns and villages. For example you can pay a visit to the ancient city Gandja (50 minutes by bus) which is visited by the most curious tourists.

Thus they come to Naftalan not only for good health but for bright impressions and good mood for years!


* Recommended Hotels:

Hotel GARABAG SPA & RESORT is located on a beautiful and well-kept territory of Naphtalan resort area that proved to be a world famous place with its unique naphthalan oil deposits well-known for more than 600 years thanks to its healing properties. GARABAG SPA & RESORT is more than just a luxury hotel in the shadow of a large park - it is also a combination of a healthy lifestyle, a relaxation and a high gastronomic cuisine. İt has warm environment, and friendly and attentive staff. Comfortable accommodation, a wide range of different therapeutic programs based on the legendary naphthalan oil, as well as traditional and special wellness programs – all this promotes the best way a quality rest and restores vitality. All over reigns tranquility, comfort and luxury. The hotel with developed infrastructure and modern facilities offers comfortably furnished rooms and delicious food; as well a variety of entertainment both for children and adults. Welcome to the real world of Azerbaijani hospitality!

Chinar Hotel & Spa is located in the Naftalan Resort, and is surrounded with a beautiful pine and platan forest. It offers a spa centre and several restaurants. Free Wi-Fi and free private parking are provided. All spacious, air-conditioned rooms come with a flat-screen TV, a minibar, a safety deposit box and a kettle. Slippers, bathrobes and a hairdryer are available in a bathroom. Saphire Restaurant serves various Azerbaijan and European dishes. It is possible to have a drink at Firuza Lobby Bar or to order a fresh fruit cocktail at Vitamin Bar. There is also Paradiso Night Club on site. Chinar offers different medical and cosmetic treatment including naftalan procedures, hydrotherapy and massage services. Guests can work out in the gym, swim in the indoor swimming pool and relax in the sauna or Turkish steam bath.

Featuring a professional medical staff trained in a number of fields such as physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, and massages, Naftalan Hotel Qashalti is located in Naftalan and offers a number of facilities to ensure guests have a relaxing stay, including a spa and wellness centre, an indoor pool, and a bowling alley. Rooms here are decorated in either a modern or classical design, and are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a minibar, a seating area, and a private bathroom with a bath or shower. Guests can enjoy meals and drinks at any of the several on-site restaurants. Additionally, the resort boasts a fitness centre, a sauna, a bicycle rental, meeting facilities, a disco, and a children’s playground. Naftalan Bus Station is a 5-minute walk away, Goran Train Station is 18 km, and Ganja International Airport is 65 km from the property. We speak your language!


Distance with Baku - 330 km

Population - 9,3 thsd person

How to get to - Auto transportation

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Mr. RUFAT ALIMARDANOV (Head of Incoming Department)
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