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Old 12-23-2017   #1 (permalink)
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Hammock info update thread

Hello, we are down in Akumal and will be heading to both Tulum and PDC for day trips over Xmas holidays. One of my goals has been to buy a quality hammock. I searched the forums and the latest thread is from 2014. It mentions numerous times the 'Casa de la Hamocks' on 30th bx 50 & 52, and also a store in Tulum(not familiar with that city). Are these stores still around? If not, does the forum have other suggestions, without travelling to Merida area, which is not in the plans this year.
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Hello, we are down in Akumal and will be heading to both Tulum and PDC for day trips over Xmas holidays. One of my goals has been to buy a quality hammock. I searched the forums and the latest thread is from 2014. It mentions numerous times the 'Casa de la Hamocks' on 30th bx 50 & 52, and also a store in Tulum(not familiar with that city). Are these stores still around? If not, does the forum have other suggestions, without travelling to Merida area, which is not in the plans this year.
If you are going to Valladolid, a great place to buy hammocks is the jail in EBTUN (on the outskirts of Valladloid). They are made by the prisoners and are very nice.

In Playa, the long time hammock store is still located on AV.30 (east side) around calle 52 or 54. Many Mexicans buy hammocks there.

Also, many hammocks are for sale at the Sunday flea market, located between AV.10 & AV.30 on calles 54 and 56.
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I have purchased 3 hammocks from Casa de la Hammocks over the years, good quality hammocks.
good Italian food right down the street from the hammock store, Go see Russell at Don Chendo while you are in the area.
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Thank you. Using Google Maps Street View, I was able to find the store. It is on 30 bx 50 & 52. Nothing hanging outside so it is not trying to appeal to tourists lol. I also street viewed down into Tulum on the Centro Rd, where at Orion I found a little tourist shop selling hammocks and tourist stuff but the display hammock hanging outside has the wood bar and is the chair style so I suspect they will not be selling the quality that I would like to own.

Once again, Playa Info steps up with answers. Fantastic resource.
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The best hammocks are from China .
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The best hammocks are from China .
We kind of like ours, made by Yucatecans.

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Thanks for the link. Are the hamocks at 'Casa de la Hamock' from the same outfit?
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Thanks for the link. Are the hamocks at 'Casa de la Hamock' from the same outfit?
I do not know.
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no hammocks outside.
the tag on one of my hammocks
white with green circle on it says
la casa de las hamacas playa del carmen q-roo
tel 01 984 859 00 07
7am to 10pm
other side has type of material size and date made
made in yucatan mexico
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Thanks for all the info. After a couple of trips up to PDC, and a couple of weeks down here in alternate paradis, our future goals are to downsize, upgrade the RV and ultimately winter here. So getting one more thing that will need getting rid of didn't make sense. When we start part-time living down here, THEN I will get one. After all that blah blah blah, I still appreciate the knowledge and guideance from the members. Now, on to another question...
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Thanks for all the info. After a couple of trips up to PDC, and a couple of weeks down here in alternate paradis, our future goals are to downsize, upgrade the RV and ultimately winter here. So getting one more thing that will need getting rid of didn't make sense. When we start part-time living down here, THEN I will get one. After all that blah blah blah, I still appreciate the knowledge and guideance from the members. Now, on to another question...

Yep, I never responded to you but I should mention that I had found people making hammocks in various small towns throughout the region and the people in Mahay I think it was told me they only ever charged 800 pesos for a king size one.
I did get one last year at the prison outside Valladolid that Al mentioned above. Think I paid 800 pesos for a queen size there. I own a couple now but find them hard to hang inside at home in Canada so thought I might just get a chair type I could hang from the hooks I already have in the ceiling for my "play" swing.
Never have slept in a hammock, but have used them plenty. If you have never "played" in a hammock then you might want to get one sooner rather than later if you like that sort of thing. Them Maya were pretty smart!!
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We have a few hammocks

Look up Hamaca Sutra
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When we first visited QR in 1997 or so, the hammocks were to be used opposite of US style hammocks. Instead of the knotted ends at your head and feet, the knots were to reside at your right and left. Both knotted ends could hang on the same hook. Everything in between and head to toe was umm, manually adjustable. Much better IMO, what a cocoon!

During more recent trips to PDC I observed and used hammocks meant to be used US style. At least in the tourist areas.

I haven't bought either, but have been curious about whether what is being sold has changed with the development of PDC.
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