Casa Malca, Tulum, Mexico

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Casa Malca, Tulum, Mexico

NYC art dealer Lio Malca furnishes beautiful beachside retreat with contemporary works...

The historical walled city of Tulum on Mexico’s Yucutan peninsula is a popular destination for adventurers on the trail of Mayan artefacts, but it’s certainly not somewhere one might expect to encounter a sculpture by contemporary artist KAWS.

Casa Malca, Tulum, Mexico

This, however, is no ordinary house. This is Casa Malca, belonging to New York art scene mover-and-shaker Lio Malca, and his version of KAWS’s signature Companion figure is just one of a serious collection of modern and contemporary art to grace his eight-room hotel.

Casa Malca is a big beachside villa which has been rescued from the encroaching sand dunes in a restoration job with more than a hint of archaeology about it. One side of the hotel stretches the vast turquoise expanse of the Caribbean — and a private stretch of white sand beach — while the lush green of the jungle rises at the rear to form a verdant backdrop.

Three swimming pools provide a sheltered and secluded alternative to the open water, and a rooftop bar provides panoramic views of Casa Malca’s magnificent setting. Inside the rooms are large and airy, with local materials and craftsmanship, sustainability, luxury and design all receiving equal attention.

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Casa Malca, Tulum, Mexico
Casa Malca, Tulum, Mexico
Casa Malca, Tulum, Mexico
Casa Malca, Tulum, Mexico
Casa Malca, Tulum, Mexico
Casa Malca, Tulum, Mexico
Casa Malca, Tulum, Mexico
Casa Malca, Tulum, Mexico
Casa Malca, Tulum, Mexico
Casa Malca, Tulum, Mexico
Casa Malca, Tulum, Mexico

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