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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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Incredibly interesting!

Richart's story was so entertaining and captivating! His island and house was so much more... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2016
Mistie R
Barnesville, Ohio
via mobile
How amazing!

After several attempts, we were finally able to have a tour of this amazing island. How creative... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2016
Gainesville, 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.
  • 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 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

1  Thank Mistie R
Reviewed 20 July 2016

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

Thank lizharvey65
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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!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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 10 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 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

Thank lizharvey65
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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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