Surf Shack Iztapa

Hostel • Shared Room • Iztapa, Guatemala

Rustic and friendly hostel boat access to the surf
  • 12 maximum guests
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 12 beds
  • 2 bathrooms

The Property

We have several little houses about 200m from the beach, with 2 rooms.

The kitchen is shared. We have a place available with room for 12 people. It is at the edge of a small river in the mangroves. Hammocks are available. The property has two common living areas.

About the Neighborhood

The neighborhood is quiet and about 100m from the village center. The edge of the river with its mangroves gives a good sense of nature. Fishing boats and canoes pass by daily. The beach has both point and beach breaks, and is about 200m from the hostel. You can hear the waves!!

We offer boat service to the break at an additional cost of $1 USD per round trip.

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Sleeping Arrangements
  • Bedroom 1
    1 Queen , 1 Bunk Bed
  • Bedroom 2
    1 Queen , 1 Bunk Bed
  • Bedroom 3
    1 Queen , 1 Bunk Bed
  • Bedroom 4
    3 Twins
Nearest Break


Iztapa, Guatemala 0.3 miles from this house
Nearest Airport
La Aurora Airport (GUA) 91 mins driving from this house

Amenities & Services

House Amenities
  • Essentials (Towels, linens, and toilet paper)
  • Outdoor shower
  • Coffee maker
  • Fully equipped kitchen - shared
  • Closet/drawers
Safety Amenities
  • First aid kit
  • Hospital/clinic (under 1 hour away)
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Lock on door with key
Surf Amenities
  • Boards to rent on-site (contact for more info)
  • Surf lessons offered by host for additional cost
Additional Amenities and Services
  • Airport pickup available at additional cost


Nearest break at 0.3 miles

Iztapa is a powerful and barreling long right river mouth break. The wave breaks between two jetties across the entrance to the river mouth. There are beginner-friendly waves inside the river mouth. Shortboards and funboards are best here. Consistency is year-round.

General Details

  • Skill Level
    Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Consistency
    Year round
  • Wave Length
  • Wave Direction
  • Board Type
  • Type of Break
    River mouth, Jetty / Groyne
  • Swell directions
    SE, SW
  • Best wind directions
    N, E, NE
  • Crowd levels / week
  • Crowd levels / weekend
  • Seabed
  • Best tides
  • Power
    Powerful, Barreling
  • Access By
    Boat drop in, Local guide recommended
Surf Shack Iztapa
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Hosted by Surf Shack Iztapa

Surf Shack Iztapa Joined in May, 2019

House Guidelines

  • Pet friendly
  • Suitable for infants (2 and under)
  • Suitable for children (2 to 12)
  • Smoking allowed outdoors
  • Check in after
    15:00 hrs
  • Check out before
    12:00 hrs
You must also know
  • Pets live on property
  • Some spaces shared

Cancellation Policy

Full refund to guests if they cancel with at least one week before check-in day and time. If they cancel less than one week in advance, they will receive a 50% refund.