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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Lose yourself in Bohol among the midst of the strange Chocolate Hills, begin to look all starry-eyed at the cuddly Tarsiers and make companions with grinning local people. Bohol has everything for the ideal escape!
Bohol Philippines is AMAZING. We get on a Joiners Tour around Bohol & visit it's main tourist destinations like the Tarsier Sanctuary, the Chocolate Hills, the Man Made Forest & the Blood Compact Monument. We also get on an ATV and explore the beautiful Chocolate Hills in Carmen, Bohol.
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The Chocolate Hills Philippines is an amazing geological formation of hills, and a must see for all who visit Bohol Island. In fact they are one of the most visited tourist destinations in Bohol and the Philippines.
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