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

I would recommend joining a gym, or a beach class, etc. Brazilians are extremely warm and friendly people who given time will become a fabulous social group for you and your family. - Oct 2019


Meet people. Talk to them. - Sep 2019


The Brazilians/Cariocas can't say no to a party, so they are a very social people. During Carnival, they over-socialize. There was an active Internations group, but I didn't do anything with them. I joined the Flamengo Clube where I could swim and attended a few social events there, but didn't get to know many other members. - Apr 2019


It's easy to meet people on the beach, or anywhere really. - Jun 2017


Beach, beach, and beach. After that, there are clubs with swimming pools and nice playgrounds that you can join. There is no shortage of bars and live music here. - May 2016


The beach and the bars. Every night. - Aug 2013


Again, lots of options. Everything from all you can eat sushi to burlesque dancing with a side of BBQ beef. - Jun 2011


Singles or couples without kids tend to go out a lot, and there are quite a few choices of restaurants. - Jul 2010


Little for official functions. Most families socialize with their kids' friends -- I know mine often go to their clubs or country houses -- and singles have lots of options and do a mix of in-consulate socializing and local. - Jun 2010


Very good. Cariocas love to party. - Nov 2009


Not too much of a cohesive group at the Consulate but it can be a lot of fun if you make friends with the cariocas. - Jan 2009


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