"THREE CURRENCIES" Cuba Warnings Or Dangers Tip by swesn

Cuba Warnings and Dangers: 130 reviews and 67 photos

To up the challenge and confusion for tourists, Cuba has three currencies circulating - US dollars, Cuban Pesos and the Peso Convertibles.

The Cuban Peso was 26 pesos to US$1 at the time I was there. It is also called Moneda Nacional or MN.

The Peso Convertible is worth the US dollar. They exist to provide change in coins or more US$ circulation without actually having US dollars. However, unlike its name, it cannot be converted to anything after you leave Cuba. It is best not to get too many of these Monopoly money.

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  • Updated Jun 15, 2003
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