Hacienda Abraspungo is a welcome stop on your journey through the Avenue of Volcanoes. Located on the outskirts of Riobamba, space is not at such a premium here as in some of the centrally located hotels, and each room has direct access to beautiful gardens, with the added bonus of the spectacular mountainous backdrop. Built with a mix of Spanish and indigenous or mestizo styles, the hotel gives a real flavour of the region with plenty of antiques and artefacts dotted around the building. Each of the generous rooms are well-equipped and comfortable. A nice touch is that every room is named after one of the surrounding mountains, with an accompanying photograph or picture.