At the height of his power, Escobar was said to be the seventh richest man in the world, with his Medellin drugs cartel thought to be behind -up to- 80 percent of all the cocaine shipped to the United States. He died in a shootout with Colombian government forces in 1993. With an estimated worth of £24billion, Escobar made the Forbes’ billionaires list of the world’s richest people seven years in a row beginning in 1987.
For over a decade the drug lord’s mansion in Tulum, Mexico sat empty – but it has now been renovated and transformed by art dealer Lio Lamca to become the stunning Casa Malca.
From £395 a night, guests can spend the night in the stunning property, which used to belong to Colombia’s most notorious drug lord.
Locals claim the “King of Cocaine”, who headed up the Medellin Cartel that brought in more than £54million per day, built the white-washed house in the 1980s.
The eco-friendly boutique hotel is located right on a pristine stretch of a private beach in the popular beach resort and comes with a wealth of amenities befitting of the billionaire.
These include an underground steam room, pool and rooftop deck, and rooms filled with paintings, sculptures and furniture from contemporary artists.
Its restaurant uses fresh ingredients from the property’s garden, or sources products directly from local farmers or vendors.
Lio, who saw the property back in 2003 and started renovating it in 2012, said to Cool Hunting: “I purchased the property because I thought it was insane.