Want to play castaway for a day? From the Caribbean to California, these nine islands offer pristine beaches and abundant wildlife.
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This large island off Baja California is one of the most biologically diverse places in the world. Certain animals—including the black-tailed jackrabbit—can only be found here. Thirty-one marine animal species, such as sea lions and coral, inhabit the waters.
Be sure to: Paddle through Cueva Grande, or "Big Cave," where you can see the north and south points of the island. Watch for birds; blue- and orange-footed boobies call this secret spot home.