The villa that once belonged to the Colombian king of cocaine, Pablo Escobar, has turned into a luxury resort thanks to Lio Malca, a New York art dealer, who bought it -back in 2003- restored it and embellished the mansion with contemporary art, frescoes, paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Persian rugs and velvet armchairs. Located on the white-sand beach of Tulum, Mexico, along the crystal clear water of the Caribbean see, Casa Malca boutique hotel offers 41 rooms and suits, two restaurants, three pools – two outdoor and one indoor – and a gorgeous rooftop terrace with a breathtaking view over the famous Mexican sunsets. “I saw many different properties, but I kept asking about this one. I could not believe that in this world, a property like this still exists and hasn’t been taken over by a corporation” – Lamca told Cool Hunting.
There are lots of movies retracting Escobar’s destiny that continue to fascinate the crowds. The fans of Netflix series, Narcos, based on the life story of Escobar, must be delighted by the news!