Because Guadeloupe is an overseas department of France, the official currency there is the Euro (EUR, €). Like in other 'euro zone' countries, the notes come in denominations of €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500. The denominations of coins are: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and €1 and €2.
Similar to many other Caribbean nations, the US dollar is accepted by many businesses as payment.
Foreign Currency Exchange
Foreign currency can be exchanged at banks, money exchange offices as well as at hotels. Hotels will typically offer worst rates and exchanging money there is not recommended. Most banks and exchange bureaus are located in Point-à-Pitre.
Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) are available, mostly located at banks. They accept international credit and debit cards and provide an excellent, convenient way to obtain cash. The ATMs in Guadeloupe dispense cash in euros. Note that some remote areas of Guadeloupe, like the outlying islands, have no ATMs.
Major credit cards, such as Visa, American Express and MasterCard, are accepted at Hotels, larger restaurants and car rental agencies. When traveling to more remote places, travelers are advised to bring cash as credit cards may not be accepted there (as well as there may be no ATMs or banks).
Traveler's checks are widely accepted in Guadeloupe. They can be conveniently exchanged at banks or exchange bureaus.
Banks in Guadeloupe are typically open from 8:00am to 12:00pm and from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, Monday-Friday. Some banks are open on Saturday mornings.
Current Euro Rates
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