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JOYSXEE Floating Bottle Island

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Address: La Isla Flotante, Laguna Mackash, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 631 889 1523
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Richart Sowa built Joysxee, the Floating Bottle Island by himself, with...

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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weird and wonderful on your way to the turtle farm!!!

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!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 January 2016
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Charlottetown, Canada

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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles 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 of the owner but said that the attraction had been closed for some time.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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

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Sioux Center, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

We went to this area on 2 separate occasions but it was not open as a documentary was being filmed on the "island".

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Go, look at it, take a picture. Then you're done. It's interesting, but not sure what the point is. The surrounding water has a lot of floating garbage in it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

Richard is a top guy and has given us another great memory of our holiday... We are on holiday with 3 other couples, all in our 20's, and took a day trip to Joysxee to go on the beach, get pissed and drive golf karts around the island. Last thing we expected to do was to stop by this bottled... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

Best thing to do on Isla Mujeres by a mile! Richard is the most interesting man and the floating island he has built is the coolest thing ever! Just call over to him and he will collect you on his 'boat' and give you a tour of his house. We ended up staying for about 40 minutes as we were... More 

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