“Narcos” fans looking to kick their obsession up a notch may want to book a ticket to Tulum, Mexico, as one of Pablo Escobar’s personal mansions is now taking reservations.
The 24-room mansion located in the Mexican resort town was recently renovated by renowned art dealer Lio Lamca, who has turned the empty residence into “Casa Malca.”
“I purchased the property because I thought it was insane,” Lamca told Cool Hunting. “I could not believe that in this world, a property like this still exists and hasn't been taken over by a corporation.”
Lamca explained that he rediscovered the property in 2003 and, after a lengthy battle to buy the property, began renovations in 2012.
The property has been totally transformed from its days as a drug lord’s vacation home and now boasts wall-to-wall art, sculptures and furnishings by contemporary designers from Lamca’s personal collection, the Independent reported. Each room is also adorned with polished concrete floors, whitewashed walls, colorful art, rain shower heads and hammocks strewn about to help visitors come in, relax and soak up the sun and the culture all at once.
Beyond the gorgeous interior, the hotel’s chef only uses locally-sourced produce from small businesses in the area to not only create traditional Yucatan cuisine, but also fuse it together with contemporary dishes from around the world to create a taste as unique as the space.
A few of the hotel’s amenities include a hidden underground steam room, pool and rooftop deck. It also sits directly on a pristine stretch of private beach in the highly popular tourist destination.
Rooms at the ultra-chic hotel start at $490 a night for a garden view junior suite, Cool Hunting noted, and $550 a night for a beach view junior suite.