Chocolate Hills

Carmen, Bohol

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

Chocolate Hills National Monument News

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  • Solon Proposes Recognition Of Chocolate Hills As Natural Patrimony

    Solon Proposes Recognition Of Chocolate Hills As Natural Patrimony

    Bohol Rep. Erico Aumentado wants to declare the Chocolate Hills in the province as a National Patrimony, Natural Heritage Park and Geological Monument.

    He cited the need for the government to protect the 1,268 Chocolate Hills in the towns of Carmen, Sagbayan and Batuan from destruction, pillage and defacement.

    "The iconic hills are considered as the crown jewels of Bohols tourism. It is one of the wonders of the world and the Philippines major tourist attraction because of the grandeur, the majesty and unique geological formation of the hills," Aumentado said.

    He filed House Bill 4058 ...

  • Bohol Positioned To Be PHs 1st UNESCO Global Geopark

    Bohol Positioned To Be PHs 1st UNESCO Global Geopark

    Bohol is bent on making history by getting a Unesco recognition as a geosite, the first for Philippines.

    Gov. Edgar Chatto, Acting Vice Gov. Venzencio Arcamo, and Third District Rep. Arthur Yap led the symbolic unveiling of the Geomarker at the Chocolate Hills Complex on Sunday to boost Bohols application for Unesco declaration of the entire province as a global geological park.

    Etched on the marker is the "Aspiring Bohol Global Geopark" title with the simplified description of how a single platform of thick and widespread buildup of coral reefs evolved into what is now the uniformly sha ...

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    Bohol Tour Chocolate Hills

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    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!