We recommend reading the full FAQ page BEFORE traveling to Cuba.
We are convinced that you will thank us later for this detailed information, when you are in Cuba and start understanding the complexity of this topic.
What is the most important travel tip related
to payments in Cuba?
Cuba is primarily a cash country. So, plan on paying for most of your expenses with hard currency (optimally Euros) and bring sufficient cash in order to not encounter problems during your stay.
Why are up-to-date money-related travel tips so important for Cuba?
Cuba’s currency system is as unique and complex as the island itself and the monetary policies and ways to make business in Cuba change almost every year.
If you are not an experienced Cuba traveler or have not been to Cuba in the last two years, we recommend carefully reading the following FAQ paragraphs. They provide important insights on money-related topics, mainly regarding currencies, money exchange and credit card use. We try our best to keep the information up-to-date, as a special service to you, because most information that you will find in guide books, on the internet or in ChatGPT is completely outdated.
What is important to know about currencies and their use in Cuba?
How much cash in what currency should you bring to Cuba?
Where and how can you exchange money in Cuba?
Can credit cards be used in Cuba?
What is a good source for Cuba-related information on the internet?
The following two blogs provide very good, informative and up-to-date travel tips for Cuba and a comprehensive overview about the Cuban currency system: