The CVMN platform was born from the desire to inspire the spirit of exploration and adventure in every person. As the modern nomad’s go-to content hub, there is nothing more fulfilling for us but to share with you all things travel. We’ve shared with you tips and tricks, exciting news, and our own experiences during our travels, each one crafted with love.
Calling all daytrippers, nature lovers, beach buds, millennials, and everyone thinking of treating yo’selves with an Asian vacation: we invite you to get in on the action! CVMN X is your one-stop shop for all the things you need for your brand-new adventure—from booking, to accommodations all the way to recommended activities and food. With each package carefully designed and curated, you can bet your first time in any of our destinations is one you’ll never forget.
We’ve planned exciting itineraries for you but with our very own CVMN twist. If you’re a CVMN reader, you know that we like to take things a step further every time. Locals can also enjoy CVMN X—best believe we’ve done our research to open up a whole new side of your home you’ve never even seen.
Get a sneak peek at what CVMN X has got in store for you:
Ride the waves at Calicoan Island with Calicoan X (CVMN Tour of the Month!)
Breathe in the salty air with your travel troop at Calicoan Island in Eastern Samar, from August 1 to 4! Dubbed “the next Siargao”, you’re sure to become a bonafide beach soul in this untouched beauty of an island. Don’t miss leg day with a trek to Linaw Lake and daily surfing lessons. Bring out the explorer in you at Cathedral Cave and Jellyfish Lake. Experience island night life at lit AF pool deck parties with surprise DJs, and bask in the comfort of Balai Pacifico Resort, your home for these four days. Book your Calicoan trip here. (Tip: use our promo code CVMNXLAUNCH to get PHP200 or $4 off!)
Go on a culture crawl in Manila with Intramuros X
If you’re more of a culture creature, go back in time with a day tour of the country’s capital. Cover the beaten roads of eras past with a bamboo bike ride to visit the (in)famous Intramuros and Fort Santiago. Pay homage to regal churches like the San Agustin Church and the Manila Cathedral. And after, find yourself suddenly in Binondo, Manila’s Chinatown, for a unique walking lunch. Loosen the purse strings with shopping at Mananzan Handicraft Store, the perfect place to snag souvenirs and local products.
Get some much-need R&R with Tagaytay X
In the mood for a little mountain air? No biggie. See things from a different perspective with the Tagaytay day tour, where you’ll be as one with nature, while touring the Palace in the Sky. Visit Sonya’s Garden, breathtakingly beautiful as ever. Eat bulalo, Tagaytay’s soupy specialty and then take time to reflect over a steaming cup of coffee at Bag of Beans. Let your worries fall away with Hilot, a traditional Filipino massage at Nurture Spa after a good hot lunch at one of Tagaytay’s local restaurants. It’s Eat Pray Love—CVMN style.
Set your eyes on one of nature’s masterpieces with Taal X
Stand in awe of the volcanic lake with the Taal trekking day tour, where you’ll get to ride a boat to the village of Talisay, and climb towards the rim—by foot or by horseback! This holiday favorite fulfills all nature-seeking souls. Sate your hunger with a lunch at heritage town of Taal, and if you still have any energy left, take advantage of the available water sports at Aqua Park!
“Darling it’s better down where it’s wetter,” claims Sebastian, crab adviser to King Triton. You can be the judge of that in Anilao, Batangas, where you can take the basics of underwater macro photography, thanks to iDive X! You can choose between a basic open water course or for more experienced divers, an advanced class. Score a sweet discount of as much as 40 percent on scuba gear, and at the end of it all, you get a Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) certification! Book your iDive experience here.
So what are you waiting for? Come with us and experience the extraordinary.
Header image by Peter Hager
Article cover by Philippine Surfing Academy