Credit Card Use in Cuba

Credit cards in Cuba

In tourist facilities and other service units, prices are set in Cuban Convertible Pesos (CUC). In Varadero, Cayo Largo del Sur, Jardines del Rey (Coco and Guillermo Keys), Santa Lucía and Covarrubias Beaches, and Holguín province (tourist resorts on northern coastline), you one can also pay in euros.

Credit cards – except those issued by US banks or their branches in other countries, all are accepted. Among those accepted are MasterCard, Visa International. Maestro, CABAL.

The CUC is not an internationally circulated currency. When withdrawing cash with a credit card, the CUC will be converted first to the US Dollar, the amount in USD will be deducted from your account plus 3%. Example: if you want to cash CUC 100,00 with your credit card, USD 103,00 will be billed.

Cuban Convertible Pesos have unlimited legal course in the national territory. Cuban convertible pesos can be changed upon departure at bank offices at international airports and ports in Cuba.

Travelers Checks are accepted, but are subject to a commission and in case of loss; they cannot be substituted in Cuba at present.