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Puerto Plata Carnival 2023

March 11 @ 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Puerto Plata carnival

Puerto Plata Carnival 2023 is being celebrated every Sunday of February in el Malecon, with the final grand parade on March 11th starting in Long Beach. With the participation of multiple comparsas, diablos cojuelos, Taimáscaros tribes and individuals, the third Sunday of the Puerto Plata Carnival 2023 was carried out with success.

The event is again organized by the Carnival Union of Puerto Plata (UCAPPLATA), and takes place in the La Puntilla amphitheater, located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and at the foot of the San Felipe colonial fort. A hot sun and the very refreshing sea breeze were the perfect natural contrast, so that thousands of people enjoyed the color and creativity of the Puerto Plata Carnival to the fullest.

Carnival day in Puerto Plata

Hundreds of tourists of different nationalities were at the said event where the customs and traditions of the Dominican people are exhibited, evoking ancestral roots and everyday issues. The presence of the provincial Governor, Claritza Rochtte Peralta de Senior,  congressman Emíl Durán, the regional director of the Ministry of Tourism, Carlos Atahualpa Paulino, the municipal mayor, Roquelito García, the president of UCAPPLATA, Yanco Souffront, among others, was notorious.

Likewise, the Carnival of Puerto Plata was broadcast live throughout the country by TV Plata on its frequencies 3 & 30, while the musical part was in charge of the artist Raffy Diaz, the local talents Demente & Likiyao, as well as the exponent of the genre Urban Crazy Design.

Sosua catamaran can help arrange a tour for visitors to the Carnival, contact us for more information.


March 11
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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