The 3 Best Mexican Hammocks

What makes the best mesh hammocks from the Yucatan?

🥇Hamacama Heaven

Luxury hammock as a bed replacement and elegant piece of furniture

Best Sleeping hammocks

No hammock is better suited as a bed replacement

Finest fabric

Finest 0.9 mm thick thread made of mercerized cotton with a silk-like feel

Master craftsman

Only a few are willing and able to weave the hammock. Therefore only available in small quantities.

 499,00 incl. VAT

🥈Hamacama Strong

Larger and more robust than Classic. For naps or as a bed replacement

XXL lying surface

Even larger than Classic and big enough for 2-3 people. Ideal for tall people.

More resistant

The 2.4 mm thread thickness provides a stronger fabric for even greater resilience

 249,00 incl. VAT

🥉Hamacama Classic

Power napping in the office, at the lake or at festivals

Low weight, easy to transport

Ideal for the lake, festivals or in the office for power napping

Best price-performance ratio

Ideal for individuals. Large enough for a good night’s sleep.

 199,00 incl. VAT

Why the best Mexican hammocks: 5 reasons!

1 Size

The larger the lying surface, the more work is required. At the same time, the size determines which reclining position is possible in the hammock and therefore how comfortably you can lie in it.

2 Material

We only recommend cotton as a material. Although this is not weatherproof, it feels best on the skin. There are differences in cotton. For example, the mercerized cotton of the Heaven hammock costs 4x more to buy than normal cotton.

3 Weave

There are also differences in the weave and quality. Many Mexican hammocks use the “hanging technique” – a quick and efficient weaving method. However, the lying comfort suffers a little. We therefore only use the more elaborate “Mayan Weave” for our hammocks.

4 Love for the product and the people

We have been loyal to this product and the unique people who make it since 2012. We have not relocated our production abroad. This hammock is not just a hanging piece of fabric, but each hammock is unique, shaped by centuries of Mayan culture.

5 Selected

Mexican hammocks are a legendary traditional product. There are large and small, colorful and plain, made of cotton and nylon. As a hanging chair or hammock.

We have tested all the popular Mexican hammocks and only sell those that we are 100% convinced of. These are the hammocks that are really worth paying more for than a standard hammock.

Where are Hamacama hammocks made?

Hamacama hammocks come from Mérida, a city on the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico.

By the way, historically this area is considered one of the presumed birthplaces of hammocks.
On clay vessels more than 1000 years old, there are images of high-ranking Mayan personalities in hammocks (see History of the Hammock).

How are our hammocks made?

Each hammock is woven by hand and in 4 steps a unique hammock is created

A small manufactory provides cotton threads. In the case of coloured hammocks, the cotton is also dyed. Exception are the high-quality mercerized cotton threads of the Heaven hammock which are bought in (1st step).

The wing of the hammocks is woven by Mayan women and men in their own homes with the cotton threads provided.

To do this, they use a wooden frame (2nd step), which determines the size of the wing.

With a manual weaver’s shuttle (also called a weaver’s spindle), they weave the threads (3rd step).

The knotting technique is an old tradition and is passed down from generation to generation from mother to daughter. Most of these families belong to the classical middle class. The men go out to work while the women stay at home, do the housework and look after the children. To earn a little extra money, they make the hammock wings.

An organizer in the village oversees a small manufactory that employs three to five men.
As soon as the Mayan women have finished a wing, the wings are picked up and brought to the small business for completion.
There the threads for the suspension are attached to the wings and the attachment points are knotted (4th step).

Then, in classic Mayan tradition, the employees fold the hammock and tie it up with cotton thread to make it ready for transport.

Video example weaving technique (1:25 min)

How do Mayan families live today?

Hammock are the sleeping place that you can find in every Mayan house. During the day, the hammocks are taken down to make room. For sleeping or taking a siesta, the hammock is quickly hung up again on the two hooks.

From an early age, Mayan children are accustomed to sleeping in a hammock. Even babies are placed in the hammock instead of a cradle. With the right knotting technique, they can’t fall out here. And the rocking lulls them to sleep.