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

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


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Century Plaza Santiago Dominican Republic
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Hotel Maison Gautreaux Santiago Dominican Republic
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Hodelpa Centro Plaza Santiago Santiago Dominican Republic
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