Pablo Escobar’s Alleged Former Hideout Is Now A Luxury Hotel In Tulum – See Inside!

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The former haunt of Pablo Escobar, Luxury Resort

Ana Prado Contti

Calling all Narcos fans – Pablo Escobar’s former Tulum hideout is now an upscale Caribbean hotspot.

Located on the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula, Casa Malca is said to have a historic connection to the notorious Colombian drug lord.

According to a press release from the hotel, it is suspected Escobar used the former mansion as a secret location to hold private meetings and deals with drug dealers.

The hotel’s now serene meditation space is said to have served as a bulletproof escape tunnel and hideout for the notorious drug lord. Although there is no concrete evidence that he frequented the mansion, the statement said locals swear the property belonged to the Escobar family.

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Pablo Escobar, the godfather of the Medellin Cartel in 1988. The concrete ‘Monaco’ building in the Colombian city of Medellin, which once housed drug lord Pablo Escobar, is set to be razed on February 22, 2019 with explosives to make way for a park dedicated to the victims of the war on drugs in Colombia. The city was at the center of the conflict largely because of Escobar, who led the cartel which, at its peak, supplied 80% of America’s cocaine. Appearing like a fortress with a penthouse apartment at the top, the Edificio Monaco housed Escobar and his family until rivals set off a car bomb outside in 1988. They left soon after. In place of the uninhabited structure in El Poblado, an exclusive neighborhood in Medellin, a 5,000 square meter memorial space will be built to honor the thousands of victims killed in the 1980s and 1990s as drug traffickers waged a war bloody against the authorities. Photo Eric Vandeville/Abaca/Sipa USA

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Almost 20 years after Escobar’s death in 1993, the mansion was purchased by Colombian art dealer Lio Malca. It finally opened to travelers in 2014 after two years of renovations.

While its history certainly makes it unique, the hotel has its own distinctive style complemented by artwork from Jeff Koons, Basquiat, Keith Haring, KAWS, and more.

“Works of art are scattered throughout the indoor and outdoor areas, among Persian rugs, paintings, sculptures, books and furniture,” the statement read.

Along with notable contemporary art, the hotel also incorporates natural touches as its concierge space is made of tree trunks. Not to mention that the entire property is nestled next to stunning beaches and the surrounding jungle.

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The former haunt of Pablo Escobar, Luxury Resort

The former haunt of Pablo Escobar, Luxury Resort

Ana Prado Contti

Originally equipped with just eight rooms, the hotel has since expanded to offer an impressive selection of 71 accommodation styles, including beachfront suites.

The Townhouse Labyrinth Suite offers guests a generous accommodation option with two levels and a garden view. Master Suite options allow guests to bask in the beautiful Caribbean sunset, as some include direct access to the beach itself.

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The former haunt of Pablo Escobar, Luxury Resort

The former haunt of Pablo Escobar, Luxury Resort

Ana Prado Contti

You can enjoy a relaxing siesta outdoors on one of the many beach beds provided by the hotel. Other activities include swimming in their underground pool or relaxing in the sauna.

Foodie travelers will be more than satisfied with the three restaurants located on the property. They all benefit from a “unique decoration with a cuisine that favors local and organic ingredients”, according to the website.

Additional activities include visiting the Mayan ruins on a boat ride and starting the day with sunrise yoga.


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