• Capital: Havana
  • Largest City: Havana
  • Language: Spanish
  • Currency: Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC), equal to 1 US Dollar; and Cuban Peso (CUP), 25:1 to the US Dollar. As a tourist, most of your transactions will be conducted in CUC.


  • American credit cards do NOT work in Cuba. Also, note that American dollars receive a 10% tax on top of the exchange rate. Therefore, I would recommend bringing Euros or British Pounds for the best exchange rate.

Travel Tips

What to Expect When Traveling to Cuba for the First Time

City Guide: Havana, Cuba on a Budget


Cuba, Part I: Walking Back Through Time in Havana

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