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The largest of Spain's seven Canary Islands, there has always been a bit of a "Brits abroad" rep to lists about the best things to do in Tenerife. But away from the all-inclusive hotels, theme parks and Irish pubs on the south of the island, there is a softer side to the Archipelago. From delicious wine and tapas that rival what you'd find on the Spanish mainland to stunning botanical gardens and interesting art, Tenerife, which you can drive across in no more than three-and-a-half hours, has something for every discerning traveller. Its position off the coast of Africa means it is usually warm and sunny all year round, making it the perfect place to escape the British weather, check into one of chicer hotels and soak up some much-needed vitamin D. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.