At present in Cuba two types of circulating currency, the Cuban Peso or simply "peso" (CUP) and the Cuban convertible peso or "dollars" for Cubans (CUC). The rate of change of these two currencies is as follows:
1 CUC = 24 CUP.
On the island on all payments for tourism establishments are made in CUC (Cuban convertible pesos), which can be purchased at the Casas de Cambio (CADECA) in banks, at airports or hotels. We encourage our visitors to come to our country will change some of your money to CUC. Then as you need may change the rest. To see the exchange rates of foreign currencies relative to the convertible Cuban peso can view the official website of the Central Bank of Cuba.
I also encourage you to visit us to change some money for Cuban pesos (CUP), as sometimes they can find products that are sold in this currency as vegetables, fruits, etc and it would be much cheaper to buy this coin.
Another way to get cash is through ATMs. In Cuba accepting credit cards Visa and Master Card, American Express cards no affiliated with U.S. banks, for which no function ATMs.
When you leave Cuba, you can change the CUC that about your country's currency, but remember, there will always be a banking tax when you make the changeover.
Important: Only the change in cash in U.S. dollars (USD) to Cuban convertible pesos (CUC) is applied to a tax of 10% so we recommend making the trip to Cuba with Euros or other currencies to which it is not covered tax.
For any questions you have, please contact us.