Museum in Esmeraldas

Centro Cultural Esmeraldas

This combined museum, library and bookstore contains materials ranging from recent local history to fine ceramics and gold work from the ancient Tolita culture. Some of the exhibit signs and documentary videos...

Museum in Esmeraldas

Museo Arqueologica Playa Africa

See a collection of more than 6000 pieces of artifacts from the region. Get off a northbound bus in Montalvo and ask for local transport (car or motorbike, $10) to get to Playa Africa. You can also arrange for a...

Waterfront in Esmeraldas

Malecon Las Palmas

This new walkway along the bay features cell-charging stations, a skate park, a dozen food stands and the largest Ecuadorian flag you will ever see. A nice spot to get a drink at night.

Church in Esmeraldas


This Catholic Church frames Esmeraldas' main square.