Welcome to Escobarland

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  10.15.12 | 9:09 AM ET

The one-time home of notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar has been transformed into a theme park—and, says the Daily Mail, it’s “an attraction not to be sniffed at.” Visitors to the park can view Escobar’s private bullfighting ring, a derelict hovercraft, and a plane once used for smuggling drugs. Can’t make it to Colombia anytime soon? The Daily Mail story includes an array of photos. (Via @DavidGrann)


Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.


18 Comments for Welcome to Escobarland

Addison S. @ Visa Hunter 10.15.12 | 9:47 AM ET

Wow, what an intriguing tourist attraction. I’ve visited Colombia on a couple of occasions and having read this now want to go back again. Thanks for the info, brought back some great memories.

Steve@travelequipment 10.26.12 | 11:44 PM ET

That review on Escobarland is quite intriguing. Columbia has been transformed into something better! I myself want to visit the place and make some fun memories there!

Worldwide vacation 10.28.12 | 12:23 PM ET

Never been to Columbia. Based on the review, I will surely be at Escorbarland one of these days.

Jesse 10.28.12 | 11:05 PM ET

That would be a very positive way of converting bad memories for a place or area. I think I would do the same for some dump sites in our place

UK Travel Blog 10.31.12 | 2:21 AM ET

Citizens there at Escobarland must have unity and be goal oriented. They turned this place into something better.

jerry 11.02.12 | 5:52 AM ET

Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar was making so much money, he spent $2,500 a month on rubber bands to bundle up his stacks of cash.

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I have never been to Columbia but would like to go there after reading this post.

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I think it was the last thing Pablo Escobar could imagine what would happen after his death :)

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