Currency in Cuba: How much spending money should I bring and is emergency cash available?

Because Experience Cuba Now offers travel packages, we often get asked about bringing extra money when traveling to Cuba. Spending cash really depends on your habits, but the old saying goes, "better safe than sorry!" My general rule of thumb is around $100 USD per day as there are a few meals not included in your plan. This can also cover tips and of course for souvenirs.

Remember, the only way to add to your in-country funds would be through Western Union.

Man reaching for wallet. Currency in Cuba for travlers.

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