Located in the heart of Tulum, Mexico, Casa Malca was formerly the home of Pablo Escobar, until it was transformed to a luxury retreat by renowned art dealer Lio Malca. Opening with only 8 rooms, the resort now offers an indoor and outdoor pool, two bars, three restaurants, and 41 exquisitely designed suites, each with breathtaking views of the property, jungle, and ocean. Along with these breathtaking visuals, you’ll also find Malca’s personal collection of contemporary art on display. Hotel guests sleep with our Lorimer sheets and lounge by the pool with our Riviera Beach Towels.
Casa Malca is a rare and private location, where guests can relax and slow down. Sounds of lapping ocean waves and electronic music hypnotically pulse throughout the day and into the night to create a unique experience for each guest.
While searching for inspiration, Kassatex Partner and resident travel expert, Miro Khoudari, escapes to Casa Malca. After a pleasurable day of swimming, sipping, noshing, and dancing, guests retire to their hotel rooms to unwind and get ready for the evening. It’s time to turn on your out-of-office, and explore Tulum with Miro.
For Authentic Mayan Flavors
At the sustainable restaurant Hartwood, the menu is entirely based on the daily catch and locally sourced ingredients. Each day, fishermen make their way into the Yucatan waters in search of the freshest fish. Every morsel of exotic produce sourced for the restaurant is grown on Mayan Farms called Milpas. Each meal is prepared by an open fire, using ancient Mayan techniques and spices, offering extraordinary local recipes that have been passed down for generations. “Without a doubt, I always order the local catch because the preparation is fresh, savory, and awesome,” says Miro.
For an Italian Escape
Hidden inside the Posada Margherita Hotel is a gem of an Italian restaurant that transports your taste buds to the south of Italy. Find your way to this spacious, candlelit restaurant with aperitif in hand. Capturing the simplistic ideology of Italian cuisine, Posada Margherita relies only on the freshest ingredients and local catch of the day. Miro recommends Posada Margherita “as a nice change to the local cuisine, even Mexican, which I love, because it subtly blends South American and classic Italian flavors.”
For Cocktails & Dinner on the Patio
At Casa Banana, the roaring fire pit greets hungry guests as the open air kitchen creates mouth-watering authentic Argentinian cuisines. Possessing an urban rustic atmosphere, dim amber lighting, and an outdoor patio where guests seem to lose track of time, Casa Banana is a mainstay on Miro’s list of locales. Founders Daniel and Santiago pride their restaurant on locally sourcing the most flavorful ingredients and serving top-notch cocktails to complement each dish. Miro’s go-to drink is a must when sitting on the patio: a mezcal on the rocks with an orange wedge graciously dipped in house blend chili powder.
After a leisurely dinner, locals and guests head back to the hotel to enjoy the night. Throughout the evening, internationally acclaimed DJs spin and keep the party moving well into the morning hours, giving you plenty of time to burn off your dinner by dancing under the stars.