Farther west along the coastline are the lovely beaches of Iztapa, which are remarkably clean, wide, and sandy. Although the town itself is a dilapidated old port town, it is becoming increasingly popular as the jumping-off point for some of the world’s best sailfishing.
Iztapa is Guatemala’s original port, used by the Spanish conqueror Pedro de Alvarado to build boats and set sail for his onward journey to Peru .
Anglers will find world-class accommodations to complement the first-class fishing just off the coast. Surfers will find plenty of waves to ride here, as there is a fairly decent break. . All beach access in Iztapa is private and visitors have to cross the canal to get to the beaches. Your best bet is to stay at an area lodge.
The same buses that leave Guatemala City ’s bus terminal for Puerto San José  more often than not continue to Iztapa. Most anglers arrive on all-inclusive packages booked directly through their operation of choice, covering transportation logistics.