This Viral Video Will Make You Want to Visit Camiguin, Philippines

This Viral Video Will Make You Want to Visit Camiguin, Philippines

The humble island of Camiguin (cah-mee-geen), Philippines is now basking in the spotlight, thanks to a well-made tourism video that has gone viral online. 

As of writing, 871,000 have viewed the video and the reception has been tremendously positive. 

It's easy to see why. 

The video, titled "No Words", kicks off with a tourist describing Camiguin as small, quiet, and seemingly uninteresting... and she quickly learns that it is anything but boring.

As she tours the island with a guide who cannot speak, she finds herself at a loss for words, too. 

A ride on a small plane reveals the beauty of the island and as she explores Tuasan Falls, savors the local delicacies, and joins the Lanzones Festival, her apprehension and previous judgments about Camiguin is quickly dispelled.

World’s renowned travel site, Lonely Planet, describes Camiguin as “the little jewel” with “imposing silhouette”, comparable to Hawaii and Maui.

With over 20 cinder cones 100m-plus high, Camiguin has more volcanoes per square kilometre than any other island on earth. Camiguin offers a chance to climb a volcano and a seeming endless supply of jungle waterfalls and hot and cold springs.

Camiguin Island. Image:
Camiguin Island. Image:


As reported by ABS CBN, the video is part of the local government's #FeelCamiguin campaign and was launched just in time for the 38th Lanzones Festival, happening from October 22 to October 31. 

"No Words" is produced by James de la Vega. It was written by Benson Logronio and directed by ER Alviz.

GMA News Online reported that J-mee Katanyag and Marco Augusto Simene co-star as tourist and tour guide. Simene is a Camiguin local and works at the accounting office of the provincial government. This is his acting debut.


Indah Gilang Pusparani

Indah is a researcher at Badan Perencanaan Pembangunan Penelitian dan Pengembangan Daerah Kota Cirebon (Regional Development Planning and Research Agency of Cirebon Municipality). She covers More international relations, tourism, and startups in Southeast Asia region and beyond. Indah graduated from MSc Development Administration and Planning from University College London, United Kingdom in 2015. She finished bachelor degree from International Relations from University of Indonesia in 2014, with two exchange programs in Political Science at National University of Singapore and New Media in Journalism at Ball State University, USA. She was awarded Diplomacy Award at Harvard World Model United Nations and named as Indonesian Gifted Researcher by Australian National University. She is Researcher at Regional Planning Board in Cirebon, West Java. She previously worked as Editor in Bening Communication, the Commonwealth Parliament Association UK, and diplomacy consulting firm Best Delegate LLC in USA. Less
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