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La Plage de Petite Anse near the town of Pointe-Noire on Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe

GUADELOUPE / Currency / Banking

The local currency is Euros but U.S. dollars, traveler's checks and major credit cards are widely accepted. Please click
here for a universal currency converter.

You will often get a better rate of exchange at the local banks or ATMs (usually found at airports and banks) than you will at hotels. Major banks are in Pointe-à-Pitre and open 8:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00, Monday-Friday. Some also open Saturday mornings. Although there is not a lot of crime on this island, visitors should not leave cash or essential items unattended. Most hotels have a place to store important documents or valuables in rooms or at the front desk.

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here for a directory of banks and financial resources.

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