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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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Falling into disrepair..Dont waste your time

We have visited this "island every year since it was on the ocean and later moved to this bay.This... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2017
ButchRanzen
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Madison, Wisconsin
Interesting sight

You have to pay to see this interesting Boat house that is made of plastic bottles. You just wonder... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2016
jacksleonh
,
Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“plastic bottles” (28 reviews)
“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 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

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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

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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Had a tour of this place by Richard a couple of years ago. I think he's charging 50 pesos for a tour. Well worth it for the story. An interesting person.

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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Richart's story was so entertaining and captivating! His island and house was so much more beautiful than I expected. He is very passionate about the ecological benefits of his way of life. My husband and I wished we had taken his tour at the beginning...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2016

After several attempts, we were finally able to have a tour of this amazing island. How creative and inspired!

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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

I was so excited to visit this island that it look two wrong taxis and a final very long taxi ride to eventually arrive at the island. No one was there and you couldn't see much but still looked quite pretty!

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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

This island is a must see! Richard asks that you visit him after 3pm as this is coolest and the time that he is most likely to be home. The island is fascinating and richard loves the company! He is such a friendly man and...More

1  Thank Ajp1995
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

There was nobody here when we went to check it out. We would have loved to go out on it just for the experience. We rented a house just down the block and went a few days just to see if anyone was around but,...More

Thank Ron W
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Reviewed 22 April 2016

Built from essentially recycled materials this home is FLOATING on PLASTIC BOTTLES, has a unique Home and is now growing a wide range of trees flowers and edible crops!!!!

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Reviewed 24 March 2016

We were exploring the island in our golf cart and for some reason I had my hubby pull over to the right of the road. There was a bit of a high chain ling fence with this very small sign that said "floating bottle island"...More

Thank j0sie55
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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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