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JOYSXEE Floating Bottle Island - CLOSED

La Isla Flotante, Laguna Mackash, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
+52 631 889 1523
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Floating bottle island!

We were exploring the island in our golf cart and for some reason I had my hubby pull over to the... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2016
j0sie55
interesting island

This was not open when we went but I had heard about it and so made the trip to check it out. You... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2016
Shadylady88
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Afton, Oklahoma
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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%
  • Terrible6%
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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 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

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Reviewed 21 March 2016

This was not open when we went but I had heard about it and so made the trip to check it out. You can still see from the road just not go onto the island during off season.

Thank Shadylady88
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

We were staying directly across from the Floating Bottle Island and had a delightful tour of it by the creator, Richart. What a fantastic idea he has had and has constructed this floating island in such an amazing manner. He is delightful and thoroughly enjoys...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2016

What live on a Isla and make your own island to float on ...it was very cool. But it needs to be kept up!

Thank oregon349
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Reviewed 18 February 2016

Richart Sowa is a British carpenter who built an island out of plastic bottles and trash. It supports his three storey home. He's happy to give a tour of it and answer questions for a $5 per person donation. He's a gregarious fellow who believes...More

3  Thank Susan M
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Reviewed 15 February 2016

The approach to the island is all fenced off, making it hard to see. It appears that the owner has not been around in a while. I kind of wonder if he has deserted his creation, and whether it is still all floating. It would...More

Thank albertaloner
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Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Richart is a delightful eccentric whose charisma is exceeded only by his passion for his project. We entered by a path just to the right of the viewing fence and with a smile and a wave we were invited into this unique home for a...More

2  Thank Jennmcs
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Reviewed 11 February 2016

We'd often driven by this but never knew what the deal was. We had seen this house on one of the travel channels back home. It was nice to get a chance to meet the owner and get an opportunity to see the inside of...More

2  Thank Sheila2561
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Reviewed 10 February 2016

I was looking forward to hanging out with Ritchy and seeing the floating bottle island. We made our way there via our rented golf cart. The entrance to the dock was all fenced off and Ritchy was down there working. I shouted at him and...More

Thank lil_bru5620
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

This island does not look anything like you see on line. It is overrun with vegetation, you can barely the island, the sail boats around it block all the views.

Thank Jana C
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