The region has a warm climate, numerous fine beaches, making it a top holiday destination. The economy is heavily dependent on tourism, with recent massive development of hotels, apartment blocks, houses, as well, many golf courses have also been established along the coast. Fishing, fish processing, wine production continue, however, the once significantly vital agriculture industry- the cultivation of fruit, nuts, olives - has declined. The Algarve will also seduce you by its perfumed vibe: the strong tang of the fish markets, the citric odor of overripe orange groves everywhere, the potent scent of the wine cellars, the smoky roasting of chicken on coals. The region offers a variety of destination options: Albufeira with its family-friendly beaches, Faro the capital, traditional Sagres, picturesque hilltop villages such as Monchique, and medieval historical Silves.