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

People tend to hang out with family and coworkers. There is little interaction with the expat community, though families with kids at the international school will likely make more expat friends. - Feb 2019


Barbecues, parties, drinking - that's just about all that most American employees do. There is a tremendous sense of isolation, and therefore many people feel the need to entertain and socialize with Americans. So they don't do much about getting to know the local community. - Jun 2013


Limited, only within the consulate. - May 2013


The beach is 2 hours away. This is where I spent most of my weekends. - Aug 2011


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