In Greek mythology Triton is the son of Poseidon, and the Nereids are the daughters of Nereus and Doris. Here Italian artist Carlos Esprino sculpted "Triton and Nereida" as merman and mermaid lovers reaching for each other. map
The mermaid statue and triton sculpture were installed here on the Malecón of Puerto Vallarta in 1990. At one point, Triton was holding a trident in his right hand, but it is missing in most photographs of this sculpture, and it is not known where it went.