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Charcos de los Militares, Off the beaten path hike near Puerto Plata (Half-day)

Puerto Plata
Puerto Plata
Puerto Plata

Join one of the expert guides in our team for an awesome hiking adventure in the Caribbean. Come to Puerto Plata and let us take you to a beautiful spot: Charcos de los Militares!


1/2 Day

All year


All Levels


  • Discover a scenic hiking destination near Puerto Plata.
  • Enjoy a family-friendly outdoor activity in the Caribbean.
  • Swim in deep-blue natural pools surrounded by waterfalls.


Would you like to explore a unique region of the Caribbean? Then join one of our expert guides for a half-day hiking outing to Charcos de los Militares, near Puerto Plata!

San Felipe de Puerto Plata is a famous tourist destination in the Dominican Republic. Its breathtaking landscapes feature mountains, lush valleys, rivers, and scenic beaches such as Playa Dorada and Costa Dorada. Due to its fertile lands, it is also an important area for cocoa and coffee production.

On this half-day hiking adventure, we will discover a scenic spot: Charcos de los Militares (Spanish for “Puddles of the military”). Tucked in the heart of Puerto Plata’s verdant plains, this stunning place has several waterfalls and deep-blue natural pools known as “God’s pools”.

On our 1-hour route, we will cross green pasturelands, hills with panoramic viewpoints, and some rocky stages. However, you don’t need previous hiking experience to join! Furthermore, everyone is welcome to participate. We will be there to help and guide you on the way.

So, if you are up for this awesome hiking experience in the Dominican Republic, please contact us. Let’s go to Puerto Plata and reach the beautiful Charcos de los Militares!

We offer many outdoor adventures around our country. Check out this Tandem Paragliding Flight in Jarabacoa.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

About the guide

What people are saying about Explore-Share

Kumari Selvakumar


Sept 14, 2022

I’m extremely happy with the ease with which I could book via your site reliable and experienced guide. Thank you so very much, and I’ve started to recommend your site to my friends. Dimitris is not only an awesome guide, but a wonderful person who was always looking out to give me the best experience I can have when he found out how much I love climbing! He is the Best!

Niklas Warren


Sept 6, 2022

I am very pleased with Explore-Share! This was my first international climb, and the communication and response time were great. Herbie is a very skilled guide and very efficient. The entire booking process & payment was smooth. I will definitely use Explore-Share again. Thank you.



Aug 23, 2022

I was looking for a local guide for a hike I was planning and came across Explore-Share. They seemed to have good reviews and so decided to give them a try. The experience was very positive and completely happy with their service. I will be using them again for next trip.

Colin Finnegan


Aug 17, 2022

Easy to set up and find the perfect trip. Informative site that is easy to use. Guides are all great to work with and communicate all arrangements needed. As simple as can be!

Lesley Weber


July 16th, 2022

Thank you explore-share for a wonderful via feratta experience. We have been wanting to learn for a long time but don't have the facilities in Scotland. The guide Mitja was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answering all my many questions and providing advice. On the day head to take another group but he quickly arranged another guide Borut, who was brilliant. We had a fantastic morning learning via ferrata at Hvadnik in the gorge. It gave us the confidence to later hire our own equipment and go out in Mojstrana. Altogether a five star + experience. Thank you.

Richard Scrivener


July 20, 2022

Hello! I have been thoroughly impressed by the service and assistance that explore-share have provided the past couple years in helping to plan my trip to the High Tatras in Poland. I really appreciated the flexibility that they provided in allowing me to rearrange my trip twice owing to covid. They were responsive and communicative throughout. This trip was part of my Stag weekend celebrations and explore-share connected me with an outstanding guide in the form of Marcel - he was an excellent recommendation and we really enjoyed our guided hike in the High Tatras with him. Marcel was an outstanding professional, placed a high focus on preparing well and staying safe, and was also a great guy! Highly recommend. Many thanks and best wishes - Richard

Yvonne Morrison


May 8, 2022

Our first time with Explore-Share. An absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish. Extremely good value, very well organised with attention to detail. We travel widely and this has by far been the best of experiences. Well done to all concerned. We are already looking at booking another trip!

Mark Stone


April 14, 2022

Great service by explore share. Our guide, Fred, gave us a fantastic day. Totally wild adventure that would be impossible on our own. I’m really impressed. Thank you very much.

James Dempster


March 9, 2022

I can’t recommend this enough. Great service, great price and the on the ground team was top notch. Top marks all round.

Leonardo Rodriguez


March 4, 2022

Everything went very well! Above our expectations! Thanks Explore-Share and Thanks Kiliholidays! Great support from all you! Thanks for the hard work and excellent level of commitment.

Daniel Martinez


Feb 2, 2022

Excellent job making your platform available to all mountain lovers. Our guide Gabrielle was an excellent companion



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