Yucatan Peninsula Stories and Tips

Hammock Buying

One of the most beautiful and useful things you can find in the Yucatan area are the handmade mulicolored cotton hammocks--these come in a variety of sizes-from singles to family-sized. The vendors take pride in explaining how they are woven, etc. Buy one early on your trip, and it will be very handy for stringing between two coconut palms when you're at the beach. Bargain a little, but be aware that whole families from grandparents to little ones work days on these--they literally contain miles of string. You will treasure yours when you bring it home and string it up on your porch. Ours currently resides on our lanai in Kauai.

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