There is no through traffic in Tamarindo. It is the end of the road towards the ocean. But there is local traffic as people run errands or drive to and from the beach, even though most people can walk to what they need in town or are within walking distance of the beach.
I hate to see people riding in the back of a pickup truck, especially riding sitting on the edge. My guess, and hope, is that these people were going only a very short distance.
Surfboards are a very common cargo in Tamarindo.
We have new photos of Ireland posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site this week. We are showing photos of Galway and the Cliffs of Moher.