Exchange rate and Tickets of the CUC in Cuba
The official currency in Cuba is the Cuban weight. All the buys and the services are realized in Cuban convertible pesos (cuc) and can change into hotels, airports, banks and into the Exchange offices (CADECA).
This one Weighed Convertible substitution all the foreign coins as circulating currency in the called shops in currencies, restaurants, taxis, hotels; which previously had all its prices in dollars. The exchange rate of Convertible Pesos has changed and it is subject to changes of the National Bank of Cuba.
Credit cards: Cabal, Transcard, Visa, MasterCard are accepted in most of the establishments. The North American Credit cards are not accepted, for if a card Visa is expressed in the USA it is not accepted, but if this one is expressed in any other place of the world, if it is accepted. You can extract cash of the cards in several banks for the whole Island, but it is more comfortable to take a good part of the money that is going to spend in cash. Checks of Trip do not change.
Change of mints in Cuba: At its arrival to Cuba you will exchange its Euros, American or Canadian, Frank Dollars or other coins in the Airport or in the Hotel for CUC. Also it can exchange it in the Exchange offices (CADECAS) that are in different places of the cities. When you leave, it will be able to re-exchange the CUC that remain the currency of its country, but remember, there will always be a bank tax when you change the currency.
WARN: Do not think that in Cuba the Cuban Peso and the Convertible Peso are the same thing. Consider the Convertible Weight to be "a dollar" and the Cuban Peso like "weight". The exchange rate between two coins is of $ 1 CUC = 24 Cuban Pesos.
Exchange rate: The rate of average change between the euro and the cuc is 1 euro = 1.35 cuc and with the American dollar 0.86 is a 1 dollar = cuc. Notice that the international exchange rate of the CUC in Cuba depends on the establishment where the change takes place. Nevertheless, the following linkage will help him to have a general idea of the current exchange rate of the CUC against the rest of the international coins inside Cuba. To see the today Exchange rate for the CUC.
Denomination of Tickets and mints of CUC
The Cuban convertible weight circulates in tickets for 1, 3, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 pesos and coins at the price of 1 weight. Its fractional coins are 1, 5, 10, 25, and 50 cents.