Porto Santo has
traditionally relied on agriculture as its chief source of income and
employment. The islandís farmers grow a wide variety of fruit and vegetables,
as well as producing grapes for the local wine (available in the bars of Vila
Baleira). Recent years have seen significant diversification in Porto Santoís
economy, particularly in the tourist industry and related construction work.
Tourism increasingly dominates the islandís economy with many people working in
hotels, bars, restaurants and other tourism-related enterprises.
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