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JOYSXEE Floating Bottle Island

La Isla Flotante, Laguna Mackash, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
+52 631 889 1523
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I read that it could possibly be located somewhere else, but as other reviewer said it was... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2018
209CookieMomster
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Riverbank, California
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The island no longer exists according to locals

We tried to find the floating bottle island during our golf cart trip around the island. We knew... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
frugaltravelerDenver
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Louisville, Colorado
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Richart Sowa built Joysxee, the Floating Bottle Island by himself, with over 150,000 plastic bottles. Shown on MTV Extreme Cribs and Ripley's Believe It or Not, the island that floats on bottles is an ecological masterpiece. Everything on the island was built with recycled materials from the three story house, to the out door bar. Come tour Joysxee and meet the incredible Richie, a real life Robinson Crusoe. An experience you can only find on Isla Mujeres.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“golf cart” (20 reviews)
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La Isla Flotante, Laguna Mackash, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
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+52 631 889 1523

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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

I read that it could possibly be located somewhere else, but as other reviewer said it was destroyed in last hurricane and all the plastic dispersed.

1  Thank 209CookieMomster
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

We tried to find the floating bottle island during our golf cart trip around the island. We knew approximately where it was from a previous trip but could not find it. We finally stopped and asked some locals where the island was and they said...More

1  Thank frugaltravelerDenver
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We visited Isla May 2017. We had heard about an island that was made entirely out of plastic bottles and i was on the hunt to find it! It's easy to pass up so take your time and enjoy the scenery. Sure enough after stopping...More

4  Thank nolajewl
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

We did not get to visit, because when we got to the lagoon (where the picture was made at the top of the page), he had moved his island! So his location right now is not at the place where it is shown on the...More

1  Thank Cristina L
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

Cool place to stop and visit. It is amazing to see how this man made this island. Floating on all plastic.

1  Thank Karen C
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

We tried to find this place for two days. The locals kept telling us that he has been moving around lately. We found him just before going on the ferry back to Cancun , so we never got to tour him.

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Reviewed 20 February 2017

We did find it but it wasn't easy, finally asked two different taxi drivers. There is no sign, we saw it by walking out on the dock next door. It looks run down like no one lives there anymore. Wouldn't bother taking the time to...More

4  Thank Tudi W
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

This is a very unique experience. If you LOVE sustainability and architecture you will love this. We sure enjoyed the whole story. We met him over gelato.

1  Thank Daina D
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

We have visited this "island every year since it was on the ocean and later moved to this bay.This year the grounds were in total disrepair.There was junk from mend to the other.You used to be able to venture down to the shore to get...More

1  Thank ButchRanzen
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

You have to pay to see this interesting Boat house that is made of plastic bottles. You just wonder how many of the bottles end up floating away when rough seas come. It a quick thing to check out. My husband wouldn't go see it...More

1  Thank jacksleonh
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It's not nearly sophisticated enough to have posted hours. You just walk to his dock and call out to Richard. He will come out and then pull his clever boat over to get you. I suppose he might be away sometimes and you... More
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