El Venadito (Little Deer) is located on the malecon in Olas Altas. This monument symbolizes Mazatlan and the city's Indian heritage. The name Mazatlan is from the Nahuatl Indian word, Mazatl, which means deer. Therefore, Mazatlan is the "Land of the Deer". The monument itself was designed by Yucatan artist Rolando Arjona Amabilies and was dedicated by a Masonic Lodge member sometime between 1975 and 1977. A few months ago a group of cowboys from Culiacan roped him from the back of a pickup and dragged him down the malecon. I am sure copius amouts of alcohol had a little something to do with that incident. Since then a new deer was smelt and mounted and the perpetrators are doing some hard time!
La Sirena (The Siren) sits on the rocks, overlooking the ocean, near the clavadistas (cliff divers). You cannot see him from this angle, but sitting on her other side is a cupid like character. I do not know anything about her history.
Also on the malecon in Olas Altas, and across from the Devil's Cave, sits La Mujer Mazatleca (The Mazatleco Woman)and she represents the women of Mazatlan, who are said to be among the most beautiful women in the world. This monument, which was created in Mexico City, was unveiled by Jalisco composer Gabriel Ruiz on November 23, 1983. Ruiz is well-known in Mazatlan for composing the music for such songs as "Mazatlan," "Nights of Mazatlan" and "Secret from Mazatlan."
This is a mermaid that gazes over the ocean. Again, on the malecon in Olas Altas, and above the saltwater pool. I have no more information about her, either!