There is only one road leading in and out of the small surfing town, Playa Tamarindo. But over the years, that once dirt and now paved road, has acted as a rendezvous point for many travelers, backpackers and nomads from around the world. Supporting the theory that if you’re traveling in Costa Rica, "all roads will eventually lead to Tamarindo". With its sun kissed beaches, consistent swells, and surfer bohemian vibe, Tamarindo is the essence of the Tico's expression "Pura Vida", meaning "Pure Life". After spending some time in the Surfing Utopia, it is easy to understand how you could extend your stay from days to weeks, months and even years, with many foreigners now calling the sandy beaches their home. On my many outings through Tamarindo, I photographed a glimpse of the sights, smells and culture of the vibrant costal town. Check out the full photo gallery and read the photo story here.