Accommodation Varadero




Trinidad Cuba

Currency and Money in Cuba

    Two money are circulating in Cuba:
  • Cuban Peso (CUP): The CUP can be used in almost all establishments, except for some such as hotels, car rentals and some bars.The denominations of these banknotes are as follows: 1, 3, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 y 1000, and coins of 1, 2, 5 y 20 penny.
  • Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC): It is used to pay for tourist services offered in the country. he denominations of these banknotes are as follows: 1, 3, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 y 1000.
    • Buy and Sell: 25 CUP = 1 CUC and 1 CUC = 24 CUP


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      Exchange Rates:

      The currencies that are exchanged : Euro, British Pound, Canadian Dollar, US Dollar, Swiss Franc, Japanese Yen, Mexican Peso, Danish Krone, Norwegian Krone and Swedish Krona.

      To the American dollar is applied a 10% tax rate, the rest of the currencies is not applied surcharge and take as reference the current exchange rate relative to CUP.

      Rate updated by the Central Bank of Cuba

      The exchange service is available at airports, banks and hotels, which have CADECA (Currency Exchange). At airports such services operate 24 hours.

      The euro circulates in the tourist resorts of Varadero, Jardines del Rey, Santa Lucia, Covarrubias, Holguin and Cayo Largo del Sur.

      Credit Cards:

      Cabal, Transcard, Visa, MasterCard International, Access, Bancomer International Eurocard, Banamex, Diners Club International, JCB Card, provided that they are not issued by US banks or their subsidiaries.

      Transactions with credit cards Visa and MasterCard in USD will not be subject to 10% tax rate. The transactions made with credit cards are subject to a tax of 3%.


      • Arriving in Cuba, make the airport their first exchange so you can pay the first services (taxi, lodging).
      • Do not change money on the streets to ensure you avoid scams.
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