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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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A cool stop off on our golf cart tour of Isla

We visited Isla May 2017. We had heard about an island that was made entirely out of plastic... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
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An ecological disaster!

Please do not support this man and his pile of junk. For the SECOND time, it has come apart and is... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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La Isla Flotante, Laguna Mackash, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
+52 631 889 1523

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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

Thank nolajewl
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Please do not support this man and his pile of junk. For the SECOND time, it has come apart and is littering and damaging the mangroves on Isla Mujeres. The first time it took months for people to clean up the bottles. It just came...More

5  Thank Artistseye
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

Thank Cristina L
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.

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 3 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.

Thank Sarah N
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

3  Thank Tudi W
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.

Thank Daina D
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
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
Reviewed 28 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.

Thank Walker E
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3 January 2015|
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Response from Micheal S |
it's run down. Not Worth seeing. They need to take this off the Web Site