Don't miss the opportunity to do some shopping when you
travel? Set aside a space in the suitcase, because San
Andrés is a great destination for new purchases! The
island is tax free and has cheaper products even than in
duty-free shops, making street shops a little
treasure for consumers.
San Andrés stores are
concentrated in the center of the island and sell all
kinds of products: shoes, bags, food, clothing,
perfumes, electronics, etc. In general, prices are
slightly lower than the values found in Brazil and the
products can be paid by credit card, Colombian peso and
The avenues Colombia, Providência, Las Américas and
Colón are ideal for shopping, regardless of the desired
product. If you are interested in retro style items, just visit
InternetAges where you can find vintage party dresses.
Start planning your shopping list, but be careful in
the stores you choose to buy, at the risk of purchasing
a counterfeit product. Give preference to private label
stores or big stores like La Riviera, La Perfumerie,
President and Madeira. Be sure to ask for possible
discounts, which can be obtained according to the
payment method or in an eventual promotion in stores.
It is important to remember that most commercial
establishments operate at a different time from Brazil.
Stores open around 9 am, close at 12:30 pm and reopen at
3 pm, open until 8 pm / 8:30 pm.
Av. Las Américas
Las Américas is one of the most important roads in
San Andrés. On this avenue are installed stores of
important companies such as Movistar and small
supermarkets. It is also a good place to shop, as there
is a wide range of clothing, footwear, sports, perfume
stores, among others.
Avenida Providência is a street with several shops in
the center of San Andrés. It has stores such as Madeira
(indicated for clothes and hygiene and beauty products),
La Riviera (which sells free shop products )
and Presidente (great for finding clothes from famous
It is a tidier place on the island and an avenue
where no cars pass, so you can walk there with peace of
Paseo Peatonal, also called Av. Colombia, is a
boardwalk in front of the beach, great for walks. The
place is always busy and there are several shops selling
all kinds of products - from souvenirs and food to
clothes and beach products. This avenue is also
advisable to eat, as several restaurants are installed
Walking around this place a few times is usual.