The 2020 edition of the Puerto Plata Carnival started on Sunday February 2nd in the Malecon ( Oceandrive ) drawing thousands of people from the North Coast, including tourists visiting DR in high season, and many expats. The first parade was great, and more to come each Sunday ( except 16 for local elections ). The last day of Carnival in Puerto Plata takes place on March 7th, 2020. Updates are available at the Puerto Plata Travel Guide site. The updates are a courtesy of Golden Treasures Real Estate.