slide 1
slide 2
slide 3
slide 4
slide 5
slide 6
slide 7
slide 8
slide 9
slide 10
slide 11
slide 12
slide 13
slide 14
slide 15
slide 16
slide 17
slide 18
slide 19
slide 20
slide 21
slide 22
slide 23
slide 24
slide 25
slide 26
slide 27
slide 28
slide 29
slide 30
slide 31
slide 32
slide 33
slide 34
slide 35
slide 36
slide 37
slide 38
slide 39
slide 40
slide 41
slide 42
slide 43
slide 44
slide 45
slide 46
slide 47
slide 48
slide 49
slide 50
slide 51
slide 52
slide 53
slide 54
slide 55
slide 56
slide 57
slide 58
slide 59
slide 60
slide 61
slide 62
slide 63
slide 64
slide 65
slide 66
slide 67
slide 68
slide 69
slide 70
slide 71
slide 72
slide 73
slide 74
slide 75
slide 76
slide 77
slide 78
slide 79
slide 80
slide 81
slide 82
slide 83
slide 84
slide 85
slide 86
slide 87
slide 88
slide 89
slide 90
slide 91
slide 92
slide 93
slide 94
slide 95
slide 96
slide 97
slide 98
slide 99
slide 100
slide 101
slide 102
slide 103
slide 104
slide 105
slide 106
slide 107
slide 108
slide 109
slide 110
slide 111
slide 112
slide 113
slide 114
slide 115
slide 116
slide 117
slide 118
slide 119
slide 120
slide 121
slide 122
slide 123
slide 124
slide 125
slide 126
slide 127
slide 128
slide 129
slide 130
slide 131
slide 132
slide 133
slide 134
slide 135
slide 136
slide 137
slide 138
slide 139

what would you like to know about Cuba?
Loading

money

In 2004 the convertible peso (CUC) replaced the US dollar as the official currency for tourists.
1 peso = 1.10 US$. Although you are still able to take US dollars and change them into pesos, a special 10% conversion tax will apply. You are therefore better advised to take UK Sterling or Euros and convert them into pesos locally.
Credit cards such as Visa or Mastercard are accepted in almost all hotels and in most official bars and restaurants. It is important to note however that any credit or charge card drawn from an American bank, such as American Express or Diners Club, cannot be used in Cuba. Travellers cheques are also widely accepted in the main tourist areas. When ordering travellers cheques make sure that they are in Sterling or Euro denominations and that they are NOT drawn on an American bank. Please note that charges for cashing travellers cheques can be quite high, ie up to 3%.
Drawing cash in Cuba is difficult due to the lack of cash machines. Although there are a handful of cash machines in Havana & Santiago they are unreliable and should never be depended on. There are also banks in both Havana & Varadero where cash can be drawn against a credit card though this can be both time consuming and expensive. If taking cash, only take small denomination bills such as £5's £10's and £20's, as it can be extremely difficult changing anything larger and usually requires presentation of your passport. Only English notes are accepted.
In private restaurants (paladars) only cash is accepted. Please note that petrol must also be paid for in cash. Although Cuba is a relatively crime-free country, petty theft does occasionally happen and we therefore recommend that you take special care of your cash. Only take out with you what you need and leave the rest in your safe. All hotels will have safety deposit boxes either in clients' rooms or at reception.


4.7 out of 5 based on 6818 ratings.