When it comes to currency, travellers are recommended to utilize Cuba Convertible Pesos, which are convertible into dollars (CUC). You may either exchange them or purchase them at the airport or the resort. Cubans are also eager to accept Canadian dollars and Euros, as well as other foreign currencies.
As a traveler, you will be unable to spend US dollars in Cuba due to the government’s efforts to dedollarize the country’s economy. US dollars are no longer being exchanged for CUPs at any currency exchange offices, including those in airports. You will also be unable to use credit or debit cards issued by US-based financial institutions.
Tipping in Cuban restaurants is not customary. Generally speaking, a regular tip at a restaurant in Cuba is between 10-15% of the whole cost. Of course, if you felt that the service was exceptional, you are welcome to offer a greater tip. Always be kind to your waiters and waitresses, and engage in conversation with them whenever possible.
1. In response to the question, “Can you bring Cuban cash home with you?” Yes, it is illegal, but the likelihood of being discovered and confiscated is near to none. The majority of us who visit there on a regular basis bring back enough money to avoid having to withdraw money when we arrive.
In Cuba, there are two official currencies: the peso (CUP) and the convertible peso (CUP) (CUC). The exchange rate between the two currencies is $1(CUC)=$25 (CUP). The Cuban peso is officially only exchangeable within the nation, and it is not available for purchase in Canada.
In Cuba, the peso (CUP) and the convertible peso (CUP) are the official currencies (CUC). One unit of currency equals twenty-five dollars (CUC) (CUP). Only within Cuba is the Cuban peso officially exchangeable, and it cannot be purchased in Canada.