All these abandoned houses,villa’s where once of big drugs mafia. These villa’s and islands are now owned by the state and have private guards protecting these decayed buildings.
One of the most known drug king was Pablo Escobar (pablo Emillio escobar gaviria) born in Medellin 1949-1993. He was the most known and biggest cocaine supplier that Colombia has known. He started his career with steeling grave thumbs. Later he stole cars until he switched in selling cocaine.
Pablo became one of the richest people in the world. The problem in Colombia is when you get rich you get lots of enemy’s. Thats why he buy an island in the Rosaria Islands. When he died on 2 december 1993 it became property of the state.
1. This was a unfinished project of Pablo Escobar. This empty shell of a building was still unfinished when Pablo was killed. One of the richest men in the world during his height of power, making up to $20 billion a year, Escobar was so rich, he had problems storing his money. Allegedly rats were eating up to $1 billion of his cash annually in storage. Perhaps this cement structure was an attempt to solve this little problem.
2. His House
4. Inside The Villa. with some strange reinforced windows or maybe it was a design choice who will ever know?
5. Here is what was probably a bathroom, decorated with a feminine touch. Escobar was married at 26 to Maria Victoria, who was 15. Their marriage lasted until his death, as did Escobar’s countless affairs with underage girls.
17. his swim-pool
18. The Guard
Other small abandoned drugs owner islands
3b. This villa that belonged to one of Escobar’s men is made entirely out of coral lifted from the surrounding Caribbean sea. Despite the coral being a highly protected marine species in the area, this drug lord clearly wasn’t interested in being friendly to the environment.
4b Another of these buildings that was connected to another building for the guard.
8b. This use to be a guard house for the islands so they could see police or someone see for miles away. it’s around 1km away from pablo’s house.
I have to say that going there was not so easy first of all we left from a touristic island in the rosaria islands. People who think this is a tourist guide and u can do this very easily is wrong. We used a old kano with a engine to go to the open sea. water was going inside the kano while we went farther and farther. Our gas was almost gone by the time we arrived. U have to know that kano’s like that are not suppose to be for on the open ocean as waves crash over u. we were lucky to avoid guards because most of these things are still guarded by military.
The boat I used.