Natural Jordan

Stunning beauty abounds

[F]rom Aqaba to Wadi Rum there’s an almost complete A to Z of natural beauty in Jordan. The world’s northernmost coral reef ecosystem is situated in the Gulf of Aqaba. There, the absence of stormy weather, mild water currents and an average water temperature of 23° Celsius have created a wonderfully hospitable environment for the growth of corals. Just a little further north is the moonlike landscape of Wadi Rum, which is home to many rare and endemic plants. Further north still, near the east coast of the Dead Sea, the Mujib Reserve, which is the lowest nature reserve in the world is to be found. Wadi Mujib enjoys a magnificent bio-diversity that is still being explored and documented today. Over 300 species of plants have been discovered so far.