Pablo Escobar’s Casa Malca Is Now a Five-Star Resort
Having once been home to infamous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, there’s no shortage of intrigue in the newly restored Casa Malca. Located in the Mexican beach resort of Tulum, Casa Malca has been turned into a five-star hotel by New York based Lio Malca – an art dealer who has filled the luxury property with pieces from his collection.
Perched on the furthest corner of the Yucatan peninsula in the Gulf of Mexico, Casa Malca in Tulum offers guests sunshine, vibrant blue waters, spectacular coastline, and one of the most picturesque resorts in the world.
Perched above the sand, the spacious beachfront Casa Malca villa is one of the most beautiful yet rustic abodes we’ve come across in a long time. Surrounded by lush jungle vegetation, the property welcomes people to come and view art while living the Tulum lifestyle.
Casa Malca provides guests with the option of everything from a nine-bedroom mansion to a 24-room hotel. All room offerings are airy and comfortable, and nine of them come with a private terrace, while luscious gardens surround 26 rooms of them.
Inside the lobby, some of the most established contemporary artists and designers on the planet, such as Basquiat and KAWS, are displayed with paintings, sculptures, and furnitures set against concrete floors and white washed walls.
Other rooms in the villa include a bar lined with Keith Haring-themed wallpaper on the ground floor, and a hidden underground steam room that lights up in different colours like a James Turrell installation, and exits directly to the pool.
Head over to the Casa Malca Website where you can book a room at the hotel with prices starting at around the £1,000 a night mark.