The Chocolate Hills are a geological formation in Bohol Province, Philippines. There are at least 1,260 hills but there may be as many as 1,776 hills spread over an area of more than 50 square kilometers. They are covered in green grass that turns brown like chocolate during the dry season, hence the name.
The Chocolate Hills are a famous tourist attraction of Bohol. They are featur ...
ed in the provincial flag and seal to symbolize the abundance of natural attractions in the province. They are in the Philippine Tourism Authority's list of tourist destinations in the Philippines; they have been declared the country's third National Geological Monument and proposed for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Of the 1,247 hills, two have been developed into resorts for tourism. The original resort is located in Carmen, Bohol located in Barangay Buenos Aires, only a few minutes drive from downtown Carmen. The resort in Carmen is called Chocolate Hills Complex. The more recent one in Sagbayan is called Sagbayan Peak.
The original viewing station of the Chocolate Hills is a government-owned and operated resort called "Chocolate Hills Complex" located in Carmen, Bohol, about 55 km from Tagbilaran City.
The other way to view the Chocolate Hills is at "Sagbayan Peak", a mountain resort in Sagbayan town, about 75 km northwest of Tagbilaran City. Viewing is made from the deck of an elevated ridge that provides an unobstructed view of the Chocolate Hills as well as the sea off Cebu City.
Sagbayan Peak is a 5 ha mountaintop resort and recreation center. Its viewing deck offers a 360-degree perspective of the Chocolate Hills plus the blue sea that separates Bohol and Cebu. Aside from the function hall and viewing deck, a hotel, swimming pool, driving range, a butterfly dome and a tarsier sanctuary are planned. A 100 ha golf course is also planned. Wiki
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Amidst numerous projects and deadlines on my calendar, traveling is something I wish I had the time (and energy) to do more often. Thats why, when Philippine Airlines released a seat sale back in March, I just had to book a flight and plan to read a Bohol travel guide.
This is the travel video of our Summer holidays 2017 in Philippines. We arrived first in Cebu on Lapu-Lapu Island at Plantation Bay Resort. Then moved to Bohol on Panglao Island at South Palm Resort. We saw the Chocolate Hills and the famous Tarsier monkey. The weather was perfect and food delicious ! We really enjoyed our time there!
The climate here in the Philippines is starting to change. Summer is almost over and I wasnt able to enjoy it, yet. So recently, Ive been to Bohol for a vacation. And I never thought that this would be my favorite getaway, so far.
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Welcome to the Philippines, shouted a happy-go-lucky tuk-tuk driver as he whizzed past our stationary taxi stuck in Tagbilarans heavy traffic.
Waving with one hand and gripping his tricycles handlebars with the other, he flashed us a large, toothy grin.
It was the warm welcome we were hoping for after our long journey from the UK and one we had heard so much about. Filipinos are renowned for their friendly nature.
Another key reason tourists visit the Philippines is for its beaches and we were no exception.
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This trip was filmed entirely on the GoPro HERO4 Silver and some from my iPhone 6s!
Destinations and things you can do in Bohol according to this video:
- The Chocolate Hills
- The Manmade Forest
- The Hanging Bridge
- Tarsier Conservation Area
- Loboc River Floating Restaurant
- Loktob Spring (you can ask the locals where it is!)Panglao Island, Bohol
- Jet skiing and parasailing in Dumaluan Resort
- Island Hopping (Balicasag Island and the Virgin Island)Loboc, Bohol
- Paddle boarding in Loboc River
- Ziplining in Loboc Adventure Park
We had a great view of the Chocolate Hills in Bohol, Philippines at this scenic overlook. Afterwards we stopped by the Python Sanctuary. Sorry about the dirty lens at the beginning of the video, and for misspelling "lens" in the video. I forgot to clean it after riding ATVs shortly before going to the scenic overlook. The photos I took of the Chocolate Hills at the end of the video are clear. If you like what you see, check out our other videos, like, subscribe and comment. Also join us on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks for watching!