JOYSXEE Floating Bottle Island, Isla Mujeres

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Admire the innovative use of plastic and organic waste at JOYSXEE Floating Bottle Island, created by owner Richard Sowa using more than 150,000 plastic bottles. The island floats on net bags filled with the upcycled bottles, and rests on shipping palettes. In addition to Sowa's house, the island features solar panels and a miniature garden filled with mangroves, palms, herbs, and vegetables. Admire the floating island from land or contact Sowa and take a short tour of his eccentric abode if the season is right. Arrange your visit to JOYSXEE Floating Bottle Island and discover more family-friendly attractions in Isla Mujeres using our Isla Mujeres travel route builder tool .
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  • 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. Sur...  more »
  • 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 cle...  more »
  • 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...  more »

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Isla Mujeres brims with accommodations catering to visitors looking to indulge in the region's excellent diving options. Budget-conscious travelers can find a selection of hostels and small guesthouses--many of which only accept payment in cash--just back from the beach. A larger selection of mid-range and luxury hotels offer views over the water, with the northern tip of the island serving as the most popular place to stay. Make sure you book your accommodations well in advance if visiting in peak season, from December to April.
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