Tell me about the local currency and Cuba exchange rate?

There are two types of Cuban currency: the “CUP”, exclusively used by the Nationals, and the the Cuban Convertible Peso, known as the “CUC”. Basically, all goods and services a tourist pays for will be made using CUCs. There are roughly 25 CUPs to 1 CUC, but you will most likely not see a CUP during your visit here!

The CUC is what you will be exchanging your USD to and using while in country for all spending needs. This exchange rate is "upside down" as it is currently 100/88. In example when you change $100 USD you will receive $88 CUC.

Picture of a CUC. Cuba exchange rate info

What will the weather be like and what type of clothing should I bring?

Will I need a passport and/or visa?

Credit Cards? Can they be used in country during the trip?

Tell me about the local currency and exchange rate?

Electrical current info and what type of electronics should I bring?

How much spending money should I bring and is emergency cash available?

What is the local language and how much English is spoken?

Will there be cell phone and internet available? Or will my cell and laptop have service?

What Exactly is “People to People” cultural travel?

Will We Have Any Free Time?

What should I wear? What should I pack in general?

What’s the story on Tipping?

What kind of reception can Americans expect from the Nationals?

In case of illness or accident, what are my options?

What about the food and water, safe?

What can I purchase while in Cuba and bring back to the USA?

By What Authority Is Experience Cuba Now Able to Legally Host Trips to Cuba?

Any final recommendations?

Bruce Byers and WPCE- Cuba
Bruce Byers and WPCE- Cuba