Canary Islands

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String of 13 Spanish-held volcanic islands located in the Atlantic Ocean about 60 miles west of Morocco; sometimes called "the Hawaii of the Atlantic." While the western Canary islands have some vegetation and cultivation, the geologically younger eastern islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura—the region's best surf destinations—are nearly lunar in appearance, with just a few gray-green shrubs dot...

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