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What are some typical ways to socialize, either with local people or with other expatriates? Are there groups or clubs that you can recommend?

There is always a dinner, party or get-together of some sort going on. A large group plays volleyball every sunday on the beach. - Nov 12, 2017
BBQs at friends' houses, dining out, going to the beach. - Aug 20, 2015
It's in homes and at beach restaurants. There are a few clubs, but that's all - Aug 8, 2009
Many expats have house parties. There are many restaurants that are eager to cater to large groups, or the chef will come to your house to prepare the meal. Restaurants have lake views and/or outdoor garden seating. There are a few bars with live music. - Oct 30, 2008