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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?

Easy to socialize here with locals. There's an active hiking club. Lots of beach activities. People are friendly and open. If you're open to this, you'll have no problem socializing. - Dec 27, 2017
People tend to go out to local bars and clubs where there are live concerts almost every week. Cabo Verdeans love listening to and participating in live music so don't be surprised if you see a spontaneous concert spring up while you're having dinner out one night. The club life starts later around 11 or 12 a.m. and there are seasonal events where you'll have people partying for 3 straight days! There are local groups for expats but they tend to thrive or die depending on who is around at the time. - Oct 30, 2016
Beach. Pool. Dinners at peoples houses. There is a pretty active poker scene in the expat community. Lots of concerts. - May 18, 2014
There are many bars and restaurants that have lively scenes at night. There are a few places that have live music every night or certainly on weekends. There are also clubs that are very popular, and they can be fun if you are willing to start the party at 2 a.m. They are ghost towns before then. Throughout the year there are concerts and festivals outside, and throngs of people flock to them. Cape Verdeans love to party! - Feb 2, 2011
Mostly at home but there is a huge nightclub scene considering the size of the country. There are also cafes, pick up soccer games, sidewalk card games, beach gyms, hanging out blah blah. - Sep 8, 2012
There are a few events: festivals etc. - May 23, 2012
This country loves music. You can always catch a live performance in town at a number of good restaurants and bars. Dancing is also common outside of some of the more upscale restaurants. Food and eating out are very commonly the center of social outings. While the food may arrive late, it is usually of very good quality. - Sep 19, 2009
Inviting others over to your home or vice-versa. - Feb 6, 2008