International drug lord and infamous multi-billionaire Pablo Escobar likely owned many properties all around Central and South America. If the stories are to be believed, Casa Malca – located in Tulum on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula – is one such property. While that information is a bit difficult to verify, what we can tell you is this: the renovated and restored estate is nothing shy of breathtaking. And, as it turns out, you can stay there.
Having sat empty for a decade, Casa Malca (named for present-day owner and art dealer Lio Malca) was rediscovered and renovated starting in 2003 – with careful attention paid to the eco-friendly construction whilst updating the facilities to be much more modern. Now this beachfront villa is loaded to the gills with contemporary artwork, hinges on its 35 airy and comfortable rooms – spread out within the house itself and the surrounding land – and is perched literally right on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. If you can make the trip down to this tropical paradise, you won’t regret it. Contact the resort directly for information on reserving a room and pricing.