Mayan hammocks

Mayan string hammocks

are handwoven in the Yucatan state in Mexico around our home base in Tixkokob. The bed of our true Mexican hammocks are made with cotton while the suspension arms are made with polypropylene for more strength. Cotton hammocks are more comfortable but they have to be stored after usage. If always left outside under sun and rain the cotton hammock will fade the first year and threads will start breaking on the 3th year. If  properly taken care of your cotton Mayan hammock will give you many years of true comfort. 

Most Mayan hammocks need a minimum of 11' to 12' between trees or post if hanged at 6' high or more. Since we rest diagonally in a non-spreader bar hammock the wider the better.

Here is how to understand Mayan hammock sizes.

Chances are that if you surf on the Web looking for the right Mayan hammock you will find many description or names for the same final size. In fact, the size of a Mayan hammock depends on 2 factors; the density of the weaving and, mainly, the quantity of material used to weave the hammock. The only way to know exactly what size of hammock you are getting is by it's weight. Our hammocks are heavier then others for best comfort. We also put more end strings.

LARGE Mayan hammock

This LARGE hammock is for someone up to 5'8" or for two kids to relax. Also good to take camping.
  • Approximate size: 400 X 170 cm  (158" X 67")
  • Rated 200kg (440lbs)
  • Weight: 1.15kg (2.5lbs)


This XXL wonderful hammock has the perfect size to really enjoy a good night of sleep. Will take 2 or more persons as it can hold 660lbs. 

This is the best hammock size, have one !

  • Also called a KING SIZE HAMMOCK 
  • Approximate size: 420 X 250 cm  (165" X 88") 
  • Minimum weight 1.60kg to 1.70kg
  • Rated 300kg (660lbs) 

JUMBO thick cord hammock

This hammock is made with a cotton yarn 3 times bigger then the regular one. This hammock is big enough to receive the whole family. The stronger yarn is a good choice if the hammock is intended for kids or for a heavier usage. 8 spools of thick cotton are used to weave this hammock.

Beware: The 4 yarns weaving is way more comfortable then the 2 yarns ones with big holes.
  • Size JUMBO
  • Approx. size: 250cm X 420cm (98" X 165")
  • Weighs: 3kg (6.6lbs)
  • Hold: 350kg (770lbs)

* The sizes are approximates since they depend on how tight the hammocks are woven.


  • Cotton hammocks are the most comfortable but have to be stored after usage.
  • On a string hammock always beware of buttons, jewels and shoes.
  • A hammock is not for pets.

How to hang your Yucatan Hammock

To be comfortable in a Mayan hammock you must lye diagonally or across it, and this why it is mainly the width of the hammock that change from one size to another. Your hammock have to hang making a nice smile. The end loops have to be between 6 and 6.5 feet high and roughly 11' to 12' apart. The center of the hammock, the lowest part of it, have to be about 20" from the ground, or what is the more convenient for you to get in and out of the hammock. The more distance between the trees the higher you need to attach your cords or straps.

How to use your Yucatan Hammock (like all traditional hammocks)

Now that the hammock is safely installed it is time to relax. First make sure that the hammock is installed properly according to the instructions. Then, stand in front of the hammock, in the middle, grab a handful of fabric in your hand and lift it over your shoulders. Keeping your hand high sit in the hammock and lay on your back. OK, you can now let go your handful of hammock. Get your feet in the hammock and move yourself until you find your sweet spot where you will feel no pressure point. remember to go diagonally at a 30 to 45 degrees angle, depending on your size and the size of the hammock. Very fast you will reach a state of pure happiness before falling asleep. By sitting closer to one end you get a comfortable reading position.

A hammock is not a swing and you should keep an eye on children. You must also beware of jewels, buttons, shoes and Velcro. Don't let your hammock exposed to bad weather and animals.

How to care for your Yucatan Hammock

If you have a cotton hammock you have to store it when not in use. Cotton have to dry if you do not want it to rot, so keep it away from the rain and never store your hammock if not perfectly dry. Morelos hammocks are not affected by rain but they will last longer if not permanently left exposed to sun rays.

It is recommended to hand-wash your hammocks. Remember to tye both ends together to avoid tangling of the arms of the hammock. Why not use a little bit of fabric softener...