Fans of the hit Netflix series Narcos could soon be flocking to the Mexican resort of Tulum and the ultimate Pablo Escobar-inspired holiday resort: his former mansion, Casa Malca.
It comes after the property was successfully converted into a 42-room luxury hotel complex by New York art dealer Lio Lamca following five-long years spent renovating the property.
Boasting luxury artwork from the likes of KAWS and Jean-Michel Basquiat, the property also comes complete with a luxury spa and steam room though there is likely to be a “bring your own narcotics” policy or, more likely, don’t bring any at all.
Either way, it’s a far cry from the way the property looked back in 1993, when Escobar was shot and killed by the authorities after just over a decade as South America’s biggest cocaine trafficker and crime lord.
There’s a giant pool. nearby beach and a few other notable luxury features that are sure to attract those seeking sun, sea and the chance to explore this strange remnant from Escobar’s bloody and ill-fated reign as Colombia’s most powerful criminal.
Of course, this kind of luxury does not come cheap, with prices starting at around $450 a night for the luxury digs.
However, it could prove money well spent for anyone with an extensive knowledge of Escobar and his many antics around the villa. The rest may not want to bother though – there are cheaper places to stay in Mexico.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.