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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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Love richard!

This island is a must see! Richard asks that you visit him after 3pm as this is coolest and the... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2016
via mobile

There was nobody here when we went to check it out. We would have loved to go out on it just for... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2016
Ron W
Chicago, Illinois
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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%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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La Isla Flotante, Laguna Mackash, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
+52 631 889 1523

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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
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
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!!!!

1  Thank x_Chris_x2014
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
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
Reviewed 15 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

Thank lizharvey65
Reviewed 8 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
Reviewed 17 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

2  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 14 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
Reviewed 11 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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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