Checa, Pichincha, Ecuador


Spectacular Gardens of Unimaginable Beauty.

Checa, Pichincha, Ecuador

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Pakakuna is a unique project of Villas and Residences located in the Valley of Tumbaco, in the town of Checa, a 30-minute drive from Quito the capital of Ecuador. This residential community is set inside the largest botanical garden of Ecuador and boasts a spring climate all year around.

A Dream Come True

Pakakuna Gardens is a private residential community in a small valley less than 25 miles from Quito, surrounded by spectacular, internationally recognized gardens, and all the basic services you need to enjoy a peaceful bountiful life. The Villas and Country Homes are specifically designed to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle with Independence, security, attention, recreation, and comfort. Pakakuna Gardens is truly a unique Paradise to live, rest, enjoy, and share with your family, which constantly inspires homeowners each and every day.

Pakakuna Gardens is literally built within 40,000 meters of private gardens, considered to be among the largest, most diverse, and most stunning in Latin America. The owners have been developing these private gardens for more than 25 years, but it was only a few years ago that they began offering other homeowners a chance to enjoy this wonderland for themselves. The gardens have more than 500 species of plants and flowers, and a dozen small lagoons and streams which breath life into every corner of the property. Visitors from all over the world have marveled at how so many exotic plants from all around the world have adapted to this Paradise.

Pakakuna Gardens is unlike any other community marketed on MLS-Ecuador. It is a wonder to behold and an absolute MUST SEE for anyone looking for a quiet mountain getaway.

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About the Area


Pakakuna Gardens lie within an estate comprising some 30.000m2 of gardens, which are considered to be among the largest and most gorgeous of all private gardens in South America. The gardens, with more than 500 species of flowers and plants from all over the world, have thrived thanks to the favorable climate and the 25-years-long daily dedication of their owners. Visitors from around the world have marveled at the species which have adapted so well the soil irrigated by melted water and where fuchsias, brugmansia, bromeliads, orchids, roses among many others bloom almost permanently.

Development in the valley of Tumbaco has exploded in recent decades. 10 years ago, this area was almost exclusively farmland, and become the most privileged residential area in the greater Quito area. Shopping malls and hospitals have popped up in the area, yet the area has remained pedestrian friendly, with bicycle paths prominent throughout the zone. The Valley of Tumbaco stretches from Cumbaya, located just east of Quito to Tumbaco, Pifo, and Checa. The majority of international buyers in this area continue to be European, with the area featuring prominent French, Italian, and German populations, though Americans are beginning to discover the area as well.

The proximity of Pakakuna Gardens to the Quito international airport is a huge asset for international buyers who want to split time their home country and Ecuador. The airport has directly flights to the U.S. and most Latin American countries, along with regular domestic flights for as little as $35. But if you´re worried about noise, don´t be. Pakakuna gardens is not affected whatsoever.

As Ecuador´s capital, Quito is immensely important as a commercial center and interesting for its cultural heritage. Its historic center features a colonial architecture that has been designated a Unesco World Heritage site, which gives the area an ethereal quality that continue to attract tourists and expats from all around the world.

Map & Distances

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Closest Airport
Mariscal Sucre (Quito) - 12.00 km (7.46 mi)
Closest Hospital
Hospital Universitario San Francisco de Quito - 25.00 km (15.53 mi)
Closest Shopping Center
Cumbaya - 22.00 km (13.67 mi)
Closest Bank/ATM
Checa - 2.00 km (1.24 mi)
Closest Gas Station
Tumbaco - 18.00 km (11.18 mi)

Meet the Developers

León Rzonzew


Patricio Falconí


The common demoninators that have made Falconí´s architecture recognizable in the fields are a disregard for current fads, an ongoing committment to his own style, and mastery of the interplay between time and space. His works have been said to transmit a warmth, achieve accents of surprise – to build an air of informality, and above all, to attain a harmonious interplay between interior and exteriors areas that merge space through windows and patios. His homes invite you to relax your mind, inspiring creative energy often lost in the hustle and bustle of daily life.



Pakakunabau created a multidisciplinary team to help bring the Pakakuna Gardens visión to full fruition. They are specialists not only in management and execution of the project, but in the construction and arquitectural components of Pakakuna Gardens as well. They guarantee the satisfaction of their clients through trust and integrated solutions and seek to rescue the lost art of quality building.


Pakakuna Gardens

Quito, Ecuador
+593 99 801 1468
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