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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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Not opened, total bummer but Ritchy was nice!!

I was looking forward to hanging out with Ritchy and seeing the floating bottle island. We made... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2016
Charlotte, North Carolina
View of Floating Bottle Island were blocked by sail boats

This island does not look anything like you see on line. It is overrun with vegetation, you can... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2016
Jana C
Vero Beach, Florida
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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%
  • 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 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
Reviewed 8 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
Reviewed 3 February 2016

You can get close than we got, but to see an island built on milk jugs so that someone can live there and even grow their own vegetables is a wonder to me. It's compact and complete with raft for floating in the ocean and...More

Thank Rhonda W
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Visiting Richart Sowa's floating island is always a highlight of a trip to Isla Mujeres. His creativity and ingenuity is amazing. From his shell-a-phone to the way he collects rain water to his ideas of how to generate energy using waves is so very clever....More

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 27 January 2016

We thought it to be a joke when we saw a sign that bottle island and then we saw it really was..we never knew you could reuse so much stuff.

Thank Jim Karen E
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Took a while to locate it and we were quite disappointed to find the floating island in a state of abandonment. It is not accessible except to view through a chain link fence. People we questioned in the area did not know what had become...More

1  Thank FarFlungStarling
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Great recycling idea...a floating island...hmmmm saw this from the fence you cannot visit it physically anymore,. but still interesting to stop and take pics!

Thank KarinMacDonald
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

This is a clever little tourist stop which also makes you think of all of our waste....guess that's the point. It was a fun photo op and you can pay a small sum to go on a small tender boat to check it out.

Thank MHBSoDak
Reviewed 15 December 2015

This person should be what we all should be ECOLLOGY MINDED. You will be amazed what this person does not to harm the environment. Please leave a donation so he can contine on

Thank doctom1 d
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Walked up a nearby dock to get a gander. Wishing the owner was out to give a tour. This is a stop identified on the Golf Cart Tour map by Map Chicks for Isla Mujeres.

Thank Vonda H
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What are the times that this island is open for tours? How much does it cost?
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