Casa Malca Tulum – An Honest Review

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Casa Malca Tulum - An Honest Review

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Casa Malca Tulum, Mexico has a stylish and artistic atmosphere, and it offers 3 excellent restaurants, a unique bar, a beach club, 2 pools (including one underground), free bicycles, and rooftop terrace with free sunset yoga. The suites have a design-forward style that combines antique and contemporary decor and original artwork from the owner’s private collection, Lio Malca.

The hotel is suitable for children throughout the year, except for the period around New Year’s Eve when Tulum hosts EDM festivals. During this time, the hotel becomes exclusively for adults. It is situated on a white ivory sandy beach and is only a 12-minute walk away from the Sian Ka’an biosphere reserve and some of Tulum’s top restaurants and bars.

Why we love it: A beach resort that is suitable for city dwellers, with an impressive display of artworks.

The Highlights:

– There is an amazing indoor pool that can be accessed by a staircase from the main pool area.

– The Filosofía restaurant serves fresh-baked breads daily made by pastry chef Simone Colla.

– In the entryway, there is a rare sculpture by KAWS and vintage armchairs hanging from the ceiling like swings.

The Review:

At Casa Malca, a mansion that was previously owned by Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar but is now owned by New York gallerist and art collector Leo Malca, people-watching is just as entertaining as viewing the artwork. The hotel is situated on a beautiful Caribbean-facing beach next to the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. It’s just a short bike ride away from Tulum’s beachfront boutiques and restaurants. The hotel offers 71 rooms that have polished concrete floors, floor-to-ceiling windows with ocean views, and bold artwork from Malca’s personal collection.

The lobby bar of Casa Malca has a black-and-white print inspired by Keith Haring, and one of its three restaurants has antique baby dolls on the walls. The pool and beach areas have cerulean daybeds and colorful hammocks, nestled among the palm trees. While it may seem like a typical hippie-chic Tulum hotel with yoga and art in the restaurant, Casa Malca is unique upon closer examination.

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Beach Casa Malca

The hotel has 71 rooms and showcases the personal art collection of owner Lio Malca, with pieces by renowned artists such as Keith Haring, Kaws, Vik Muniz, and Kenny Scharf. Guests can dine at three restaurants, including Philosophy, which features locally-sourced food, and Ambrosia, which serves sushi for lunch. The spa boasts an underground swimming pool, while the rooftop offers a terrace with panoramic 360-degree views.


The facilities available at this location include bicycle rental, parking, a bar, airport transfers, sauna/steam room, no pets allowed, wifi, outdoor terrace seating, air conditioning, concierge service, child-friendly amenities, a swimming pool, an on-site restaurant, and a spa. Free wifi is also provided.

Things to do

There are a variety of activities available in the area. You can go trekking in the nearby national parks, which offer beautiful walking paths. If you’re interested in birdwatching, you can search for birds from a kayak in the Sian Ka’an biosphere reserve. Alternatively, you can spend relaxing days on the white sandy beaches. Lastly, you can explore the impressive and mystical cenotes that are nearby.

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