QUINTA SAMAI is a large house on the outskirts of the cute town of Checa. Samai is the beautiful daughter of the lovely and kind couple who runs this place. This guesthouse is located about 50 km away from Quito. Believe me, this place is for everyone. It is simply the perfect chill-out spot for small to middle-sized groups, couples, families and individual travelers. You even have the low-budget option to camp in the huge garden.
There are absolutely gorgeous hiking and biking options through the nearby picturesque countryside.
You can have a dip in the swimming pool, play billiard, or just read a book in the nice garden area. There are yoga and meditation courses offered at the Quinta, which I recommend to attend.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as drinks, are served and you can join the family for each meal. The food is great and has plenty of fresh ingredients from the garden.
The owners, Diego and Melissa certainly became friends during my 2-day stay and I truly hope to see them again one day. If you want to get to meet some truly extraordinary people, this is the place to stay when passing through Ecuador.