Colonel Concha held the port of Esmeraldas, which was shelled by Government war craft.
The port of Esmeraldas, near the mouth of the Esmeraldas river, is located near the southern entrance to this bay.
The best grows in Esmeraldas, as it contains the largest amount of oil and has the most pleasant flavor.
Less frequent calls are made at Esmeraldas and some of the other small ports on the coast, of which there are nine in all.
It is also found in the provinces of Loja, Esmeraldas, and in the river-beds along the eastern slopes of the Andes.
The Esmeraldas mines in Equador are said to have been worked successfully at one period by the Jesuits.
On the western slope of the Andes the chief rivers are the Esmeraldas and the Guayaquil.