Cuba Currency

Cuba Travel Currency CUC

Cuba has two different currencies: The Cuban Convertible Peso or CUC. The visitor will mostly pay in Convertible Cuban Peso. The CUC can be exchanged for a number of foreign currencies – only notes, coins are not accepted – like the EURO, Swiss Franc and English Pound, US Dollar (vice versa). The exchange of the US Dollar in cash will be charged with a gravamen of 10% on top of the established bank commissions (not applied on transactions with credit or debit cards). Most items relevant to tourism like hotels, car hire, most restaurants, supermarket goods, Cristal (local) beer and Copellia ice cream etc. are all paid in CUC.

There are banknotes of 1, 3, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 pesos, coins come in 5, 10, 25 and 50 Cents and 1 peso.