The Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC), which was previously the official currency used by travellers visiting Cuba, is no longer in circulation. The Cuban Peso (CUP) has replaced it as the official currency. US $1 is equivalent to 24 CUP.
In addition, American cash, credit cards issued by an American institution (e.g., Amex, Citibank, MNBA, AAA, CAA) and pre-paid Canadian or American credit cards are not accepted in Cuba.
Cuban Spanish is Cuba's official language, which is associated with Caribbean Spanish. Haitian Creole is the second most popular language in Cuba.
Things to remember
For security reasons: Satellite, GPS, Walkie-Talkies and electronic cigarettes are prohibited in Cuba. These devices will be confiscated by Cuban Customs upon arrival.