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.
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.