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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Bohol is like a condensed version of the entire country, which is why this bountiful province is always on the list of must-visit places for first-time travelers in the Philippines. Whether you are looking to get a tan at white sand beaches or dive into the colorful underwater, be mesmerized by the sprawling Chocolate Hills or simply indulge on a relaxing river cruise, visit elegant archaic churches or conquer thrilling adventures, say it and most likely Bohol has it!
We visited the "Friendly City" as we welcome of the Year of the Dog. Bohol is one of the most visited destinations both by foreign and local tourists in the Philippines. The island is famous for its unique landscapes such as the "Chocolate Hills" and also a home of a world endangered species the Tarsier.
The island of Bohol in the Philippines is best known for its unique natural attractions. Aside from its Chocolate Hills and the tarsier, however, Bohol also boasts of pristine white sand beaches, diving sites, waterfalls, old churches, and caves.
Last 2017, my family visited one of the most beautiful places in the Philippines, BOHOL! From the the chocolate hills to the depths of the sea, this is truly the place to be. Come join us in our trip to the breathtaking Bohol!
We got lucky that our taxi driver was very nice and spoke perfect english! He took us to the Man Made Forest, The Chocolate Hills, and of course the Tarsier Conservation. We love The Philippines!
Planning this trip I know what I want to do and how I want to see the famous chocolate hills, and that is to do the bike zip line. Well, given the mishaps most of you already know, I'd like to add this one on my list.