7. Window Shopping
The creation of a free trade zone in 1954 along with attempts to develop tourism brought a flood of immigrants to the island, especially after 1970; many of this immigrants were of Syrian Lebanese descent which to date own most of the shops around the island. To this date San Andres is excepted of all taxes, meaning that most imported goods are 16% cheaper than in mainland Colombia. Some of the goods that are way cheaper than in Colombia are alcohol, perfumes, candy and fancy brand name clothing.