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Money & costs


In Varadero, European visitors can pay for hotels and meals in euros. If you change money at your hotel front desk, you'll sacrifice 1% more than at a bank.

Banco de Ahorro Popular (Calle 36 btwn Av 1 & Autopista Sur; 8:30am-4pm Mon-Fri) Probably the slowest option.

Banco de Crédito y Comercio (cnr Av 1 & Calle 36; 9am-1:30pm & 3-5pm Mon-Fri) Changes traveler's checks; expect queues.

Banco Financiero InternacionalAv 1(66 70 02; cnr Av 1 & Calle 32; 9am-3pm Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm Sat & Sun); Plaza América (66 82 72; Plaza América, cnr Av Las Américas & Calle 61; 9am-noon & 1-6pm Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm Sat & Sun) Traveler's checks and cash advances on Visa and MasterCard.

Cadeca(cnr Av de la Playa & Calle 41; 8:30am-6pm Mon-Sat, 8:30am-noon Sun)