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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?

Attend events at the Spanish, French, or Equatoguinean Cultural Centers. Attend Embassy events. Join a local church. There is some nightlife. You can go dancing or listen to music at one of the venues like the jazz lounge. - Aug 20, 2017
Again, you make your own fun here. There are some discotecas and night clubs but most social life revolves around getting together with friends for dinner, drinks, games, etc. If you make friends with people who work at the oil companies, they often have events on their compounds. - Sep 7, 2014
There are social opportunities, but one must put forth effort. The oil companies regularly have activities and are pretty welcoming. - Jun 15, 2012