What currencies and credit cards are accepted in Cuba?
In the international tourism facilities the accepted currencies are U.S. and Canadian dollars; French, Swiss and Belgium marks; sterling pounds; German and Finish marks; Japanese yens; Mexican pesos, Spanish pesetas; Italian liras; Swedish, Danish and Norwegian crowns; Austrian schillings; Dutch florins and Portuguese escudos. Since prices are fixed in U.S. dollars, it is recommended to pay with that currency to expedite the process. The credit cards that can be used in Cuba, as long as they are not issued by any American bank, are: MasterCard, Visa International and Cabal. Travelers’ checks are also accepted. Moneda Nacional or peso Cubano (This is the national currency) Cuban pesos are mainly used by Cubans to buy rationed groceries and other essentials, to pay for public transportation and to buy medications that might be available. There are also some private pizza places and small food kiosks that sell homemade foods, sweets and drinks that accept pesos. Local restaurants called P