The panorama is taken near the bridge to the lobby of Occidental Grand Xcaret hotel. The main lobby of the latter is a masterpiece with a river running through it. The artificial canal which flows to the archaelogical park Xcaret has Carribean fish swimming. The hotel visitors may either walk by the water or take a free gondola service which is avaialble during the day. The shops at the aqua facility are made to look like a little mexican village.