Currency exchange

Cuba has two currencies:

  1. The Cuban Peso (official currency that equals 100 cents, with coins of 1,2,5,20 and 40 cents and of 1 and 3 pesos. Notes are 1, 3, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 pesos).  
  2. The convertible pesos (CUC) equivalent to the dollar can only be used inside the country. When leaving Cuba, they need to be changed back at the airport to any hard currency, since they are no use outside the country.

Currency exchange can be done in hotels, banks and exchange houses. Credit cards are accepted as long as they have no connection to American Banks. ATMs are available in some hotels, outside banks, etc.