General Info

Event Centre

Convento do Espírito Santo
Address: Praça da República, 8100-270 Loulé
GPS: 37.13919, -8.02269

Parking (460 meters from Event Centre)
GPS: 37.14256, -8.02015

Distances from main airports:

  • Faro International Airport – 20 km (20 min)
  • Lisbon International Airport – 270 km (2h30min)

Team Leaders Meetings

There will be four Team Leader’s Meetings (TLMs) providing relevant information about each race and some extra topics. All TLM’s will be held at the Event Centre, in Loulé: Convento do Espírito Santo (GPS: 37.13919, -8.02269).
It will not be possible to participate online. If you have questions for the meetings, please send them to before 16h00 on the same day and we will answer them during the meeting.


All the ceremonies (opening, prize-giving and closing) will take place near the Event Centre, in Loulé: Praça da República (GPS: 37.13925, -8.02244).
Times for ceremonies are given in the bulletin programme but small changes may occur with prize-giving ones.
A significant representation of all national teams is really expected at both the opening and closing ceremonies.
At the Opening Ceremony, the meeting point, at 16h30, to prepare the athlete´s parade, is near Monumento ao Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco (GPS: 37.14160, -8.02007)
Podium Athletes must be wearing their official National team clothes and should not be using sunglasses, hats, water bottles or similar items. Final instructions to the participants will be given on-site before the ceremony. No accompanying persons may be brought to the podium.


The Party/ Banquet will take place in Loulé, at Grupo Desportivo Barreiras Brancas (GPS 37.14378, -7.98339).


Summary of entries received per 22th April 2023
CX80 World Cup 1 & EMTBOC


Entry Fees

Accreditation for competitors€ 90€ 65-
Accreditation for team officials€ 75€ 65-
Sprint distance€ 55€ 30€ 15
Middle distance€ 55€ 30€ 15
Mass start / Long distance€ 55€ 30€ 15
Relay (team)€ 120€ 90-

Bank Account Details

Full payment of all entry and accreditation fees must be made no later than 7 April 2023.
Competitors or teams may be excluded if their fee is not paid.

All payments are to be made to the Portuguese Orienteering Federation – FPO, considering the following information:

  • All charges to be paid by sender;
  • Bank name: Caixa Geral de Depósitos (Agency: Marinha Grande)
  • IBAN: PT50 0035 0441 00046074930 26
  • Bank Address: Caixa Geral de Depósitos – Agência da Marinha Grande
  • Rua Bernardino Jose Gomes – PT 2430-241 Marinha Grande – Portugal
  • Account owner: Federação Portuguesa de Orientação FPO
  • Account owner address: Federação Portuguesa de Orientação FPO – Estrada da Vieira, 4 – Bairro Florestal – Pedreanes – 2430-401 Marinha Grande – Portugal


No accommodation will be provided by the Organisers. There are several options to book it:

Hotel Apartamentos do Golf
Phone: +351 912 500 153 (Sr. José Carrusca)

Residencial Ibérica
Avenida Marçal Pacheco, 157, 8100-504 Loulé
Phone: +351 289414100

Hospedaria D. Fernando
Rua José Fernandes Guerreiro, 54, 8100-598 Loulé
Phone: +351289 415 553

Hostel Loulé Coreto
Avenida José Da Costa Mealha, Nº68 R/C, 8100-500 Loulé
Phone: +351 966 660 943

Hotel Pinhal do Sol
Semino, 8125 Quarteira
Phone: +351 289 302 834

Eurosun Hotels – Loulé
Rua Doutor Francisco Sá Carneiro, Loulé, 8100-578 Loulé
Phone: +351 289 501 310

Golda Hotel
Lugar da Alfarrobeira (road Loulé – Faro – EM125-4) nº 690/696, 8100-221 Loulé
Phone: +351 289 991 127; +351 917 076 422

Hostel Coniihostel
Rua Gago Coutinho 25, 8125 – 217 Quarteira
Phone: +351 932 628 830

Residencial Santa Teresa
Rua do Comércio, nº 13, 8135-124 Almancil
Phone: +351 965 812 172

Loulé Jardim Hotel
Praça Manuel de Arriaga, 8100-665 Loulé
Phone: +351 289413094

Hotel Zodiaco (Bikotel)
Fonte Santa, 8125 – 618 Quarteira
Phone: +351 289 381 420

Dom José Beach Hotel
Phone: +351 289310210

Crowne Plaza Vilamoura
Phone: +351 289 381 600

Aquashow Park Hotel
Semino – EN 396 – Volta do Parque, n.º 2, 8125-313 Quarteira
Phone: +351289 317 550

Hotel AtisMar
Av. Dr. Francisco Sá Carneiro, 8125-145cQuarteira
Phone: +351 289 389 771

Quarteira Sol
AV. Francisco Sá Carneiro s/n, 8125-141, Quarteira
Phone: +351 289 317 530

Vila Galé Ampalius
Praia da Marina, 8125-408 Vilamoura
Phone: +351 289 303 900

Food Service

For the National Teams that have previously booked it, lunches will be served at the arenas, after each race and will be available from 12:00.


We recommend car rental as the best way to move during the event. Here you can find contact suggestions:

BENECAR – Berent – rent a car
Edifício Benecar, Moita do Gavião, 2475-034 Benedita
Phone: +351 262 077 098

VISACAR – Vilamoura
R. Melvin Jones, volta do Gaio, 8125-502
Phone: +351 289 321 221

SW Move Car Hire – Algarve
Phone: 289 388 531

Media Services

Media representatives are cordially invited to come to Loulé to cover the event.
Registration for media entry should be made, by 31 March 2023, by e-mail to
Media facilities will be available only to registered media representatives.

Health Care

The Organisers will provide first aid at the competition centre and at the arenas of each competition.
However, the Organisers will not bear costs connected to health insurance of participants. We recommend each individual to arrange their own personal health insurance. Participants take part at their own risk. The athletes should carry their ID card/passport in the case they need to use any Hospital services. The nearest hospital is in Faro.

The Escola Superior de Saúde Jean Piaget Algarve managed to be present at the arenas to support the recovery of athletes, free of charge depending on the demands, on the following days:

  • April 26th – Osteopathy and Physiotherapy
  • April 27th – Osteopathy
  • April 29th – Osteopathy and Physiotherapy


During April you can expect mean temperatures from 12º to 20º Celsius and up to 6 days with precipitation.
We strongly recommend that sufficient water is carried during competitions, as the areas are dry.
Sun protection is highly recommended.


Portugal is a full Schengen member state. Countries that need visas for entering Portugal: Please contact the nearest Portuguese embassy. If a personal invitation from the organisers is required for the visa, please contact us.
Please make sure that you allow for sufficient time (at least 3 months) for invitation letters and visa processing. Please note that visa regulations are subject to change. Please double check your specific visa requirements.