Cuba two different currencies circulate:
Cubano Nacional: legal tender for transactions by Cubans in "Peso
Cubano Convertible (CUC) : to be used by tourists for their transactions in
hotels, bars, casa particular, gas stations ... and in the "divisa" (previously dollar)
unscrupulous money changers on the streets will try to pass off
"National" peso bills or coins as "convertibles" that are worth about 25 times
more. I have therefore added some images to ensure travelers are able to
differentiate between the two types of notes and coins.
name" of the Peso Cubano Convertible on the streets is the "Chavito".