- "Yer not talking about Stone-Eyed Sam and Isla Esquelética? Legend says Sam 'e had the Sword of Cortés, and 'e cursed the whole island. Aye, I agree with only one part of that story—that it's legend."
- ―Sailor to Handsome Todd
The island itself was roughly a few miles across, and contained a small jungle with at least one fresh-water spring as well as a volcano. A city was located in a valley close to this spring. Legends said that it was a city of stone and marble, like how the Romans built. Stone-Eyed Sam brought the Sword of Cortés there, and cursed the entire island, turning the civilization into a City of the Dead. Jack Sparrow and the crew of the Barnacle happened upon Isla Esquelética while braving one of Captain Torrents' storms, and uncovered the lost kingdom. While inspecting Sam's palace, they found his treasure.