Chocolate Hills

Loay Interior Rd., Carmen, Bohol

Chocolate Hills
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Adnad S.
5.0 Stars

Our beautiful province 128522

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Anthony M.
5.0 Stars
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If your ever in Bohol , a must see , is the spectacular Chocolate Hills of Bohol

On Bohol , there are up to 1776 Chocolate Hills - no I didn’t count them 128513128513

The reason these natural Sandstone Hills are called Chocolate Hills ... is during the dry season , these graphic Hills are brown in colour ... thankfully during our tour of the local area ... the Chocolate Hills were covered in lush green ( even had thunderstorms during our visit )

Interesting ( from our tour guard ) the Bohol’s Chocolate Hills are counted annually , to confirm each hill is still geographically classified as a hill ... for Bohol statistics ( 40 metres above ground level)

If you feel energetic 128512128556 it’s 214 steps up to the panoramic observation lookout ... from the tourist information office & tourist drop off , turn around location ... at this must see Tourist location 128526

During our memorable holiday to Bohol , earlier this month ... we were able to visit the Chocolate Hills , by taking a Day Tour from our Hotel in Tagbilaran City ... during our private tour of Bohol ( there are also organised group tours ) we were able to visit other scenic locations , around the interior of Bohol island ... these tours are usually good priced

Highly recommend - take your camera 128513128513

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Josette P.
4.0 Stars

And I guess, the books can never justify how gorgeous they all are. The chocolate hills is a nature’s true gift. They look so cute and stunning. Located at Carmen, Bohol and originally called Carmen Hills until they turned brown during the dry season and became famous for being the Chocolate Hills. You have two options when visiting the Chocolate Hills. Either ride the ATV and be at the foot of the hills itself, or enjoy the cold breeze from the viewing deck. We opt for the latter as the place ATV route is really muddy when we went. Still a must to visit when in Bohol. It’s always a part of the countryside tour anyways. Definitely fascinating.

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Vanessa D.
5.0 Stars
4

Chocolate Hills, one of the nature's expression of beauty in Bohol. These stunning natural landscapes are unique and one of the most breathtaking views in Bohol!

Before climbing to the view deck, my husband and I went for a 30mins buggy ride to see the three sisters hill and to try the buggy ride as well 128514 (perstym ko kc hahaha) So my husband is the driver and I'm the passenger (para relax lng 128514). The guide will joine you through out the route. The guide will take videos and pictures as well.

After the ride, we went up to the viewdeck to see the view and take photos.
Climbing up stairs with I don't know how many steps in total was tiring but worth it. Kaya sa may mga rayuma jan hindi ko alam kung ilang minutes nyo makakaya before makarating sa top 128514 or kung kakayanin nyo ba 128540. Make sure you take more pictures, selfies, and groupies to these amazing hills, para sulit ang pag akyat nyo sa hagdan. Hahaha.

Indeed the spot is one of the beautiful wonders of the world. We enjoyed this awesome place128077128079128522

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Mary Love S.
4.0 Stars
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I'm definitely no mountaineer but I can climb hills. Well, sort of. Okay, it was far from what could be called a hike but I did witness one of the most popular tourist spots in Bohol... the famous Chocolate Hills.

Hello, Chocolate Hills.

I visited Bohol for the first time last December and one of the places I was dying to visit was Chocolate Hills. Though I've heard that it has lost its charm throughout time, I still wanted to take those few hundred steps up to see the famous local Kisses' inspiration.

And I actually thought that I won't be able to see it when R hesitated to do touristy activities and when the weather turned a bit sour. But R's local contact insisted that we visit the place after hearing that it was my first time in the province and soon after our lunch at Bohol Bee Farm, we were off to the hilly area of Bohol.

We passed through the picturesque man made forest on our way to Chocolate Hills but I totally missed the chance to take photos of it because I fell asleep after finishing a huge plate of blue marlin for lunch.

From afar, you could already see beauty of the matcha looking hills but we wanted to get the best view of it from one of the hills.

Entrance fee or what I call climbing fee is PHP50 per head excluding parking which I recall was PHP20.

After parking our car, we started to climb up which was about 200 steps. And for an unfit foodie like me, I got tired from such a short climb.

But I was quickly rewarded by a beautiful view of Chocolate Hills.

As I bask in its glory, I did a bit of research on the origin of this unique landscape. Scientifically, it has been said that these hills are conical karst hills filled with limestones uplifted above sea level by tectonic movements.

But we Filipinos love to entertain and there were three interesting stories that explain the formation of the hills. One is of two fighting giants who threw rocks and boulders at each other creating the Chocolate Hills. Another is about a giant who fell in love with a mortal and wept during her death with his tears forming the popular hills. The last legend talks about a town that was plagued by a giant carabao that kept eating its crops. The townsfolk put together their spoiled food as bait for the carabao and the giant animal took it causing it to have an upset stomach and defacating the town leading to the creation of Chocolate Hills.

As much as I wanted to stay a bit longer, it was starting to drizzle again when we got up so we just took a few snapshots and headed back down.

It may be a short visit but it was totally worth it!

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Keisha R.
5.0 Stars

The view was breathtaking! It was worth the hike! You will never see anything like it wherever you go!

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Jaymie P.
4.0 Stars

Always in awe of God's wonderful creation!
More than this, I love how regulated Bohol is when it comes to their tourist spots. Prepare to climb, though!

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Rehina T.
5.0 Stars

It took a lot of excruciating steps to get to the top, the weather was hot and the air was humid. But it was worth it. Ahhhh nature and it's mysterious ways.10084

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Carla Fenella A.
5.0 Stars
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Finally, I was able to see one of the Philippines' wonders. This is part of the countryside tour which I did on my 3rd day in Bohol.

Approaching chocolate hills gives me the thrill. I just couldnt believe that I would be experiencing the famous chocolate hills at that very moment. Lol. I tend to overreact sometimes. Haha. I was lookin at the left side of the window as we head to the drop off point coz from there you would be able to see the hills up close.

The moment we get off the van we started climbing up the stairs. I think it has 250 steps in total. You have to be patient if you want to see the hills from atop. It was tiring but worth it.

Once I reached the top. I didn't take a picture right away. I tried to seize the moment even just for awhile. Just imagine how mother nature tried to form this cute little ones. 128514

Chocolate hills during this season don't look like chocolate hills at all but it's still amazing thinking that these wonders exist, several hills in one place will leave you in awe. It is the rainy season so the grass on the hills are a lil greenish. I think it is better if you visit during summer coz by that time the grass are dry and it would really look like chocolate because of the dry, brownish grass.

It may just be small hills in one place but you can only find these in Bohol or in the Philippines. 128522

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Diane C.
5.0 Stars

Chocolate Hills, Bohol #TravelPH

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Myzyl C.
5.0 Stars

Found myself overlooking some matcha colored hills - party because we came at a hot yet rainy season. There's around 240 steps going up the viewing deck and I'm so glad that I've been stairclimbing in the office which greatly improved my endurance.

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Avarlyn Dantes A.
5.0 Stars

I miss this placeeee. Everything is peaceful and fresh here, this is good day and night. Bonding with someone or with friends.

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Kiko G.
5.0 Stars

Based on folklore, there were two contesting giants and they met up at the place where the chocolate hills are located now. It was raining during that time and so they created mudballs and threw them at each other. Tantananan... The chocolate hills were formed. It's a great telltale and I am still amazed how these were formed. Some of the hills got damaged during the earthquake but even with such an untiward circumstance, the hills remained beautiful and worth a visit.

The number of tourists doubled conpared to my visit with my family 13 years ago.. That's the only thing I don't like. It was hard to go up with crowds stopping at every step taking photos. Haha not really, pero parang ganun. As I reached the top and got an awesome view of the hills, napawi naman pagod. 128512

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Marc G.
5.0 Stars
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My Bohol visit will never be complete without checking out these fascinating and lovely Chocolate Hills! I only see them in postcards, now they are in my reach.

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Pat D.
4.0 Stars

Despite the earthquake that hit Bohol, it never lost its charm :)

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Yina M.
5.0 Stars

214 is the number of steps you need to climb to get a more panoramic view of these hills.
1,776 hills originally counted before the earthquake last year.
11 of them have crumbled.
1 of them I want to adopt and call mine. Hmm, I think that's illegal.
P50 entrance for an adult, children ages 7 and below are free.

Wow! I remembered numbers from our Tour guide. The stairs are easy to climb and every 40-50 steps, there's a small view deck you can stop to take photos. One of them has a small grotto. It gives you an excuse to catch your breath but you really won't need to (nuks! but i needed to). When you get to the top, though, I'm not sure if they are restoring the view deck from the quake or if they're just improving this observation deck - there is a portion being constructed. Also if you notice, there are tiny people at the bottom of the photo in that part of the view deck. You can choose to go down but it's not cemented and a little bit rocky. #NotForTheLampaAndMahiluhin

There are a few who have attempted to climb the hills and succeeded. Due to its sloping shape, it's challenging to climb given that it's coral and limestone you are dealing with. I was enlightened when the guide said that this used to be all below water level, makes more sense now that I know it's coral. I'm not a mountaineer that's for sure, but without the gear, I can image people try breaking into a run, climb, fall down, break their crown, and then go tumbling after.

It's so sunny that if you go, make sure that you bring a cap if you are sensitive and wear sunblock. There's enough wind also so it can be hard to take that selfie. Plus, if you don't want your noo highlighted in photos, it's best you are armed with a cover-up for your head. My favorite part in drinking in the scene is I how the clouds cast shadows over the hills! It changes the effect given the "lighting".

The place is so scenic and nice that if there were better viewing decks, you could camp out and write a story. That's a nice idea for a Tourism contest!! :)

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Driane B.
5.0 Stars

This place never fails to amaze me. You'll simply appreciate how amazing and beautiful God's creation is. A must place to visit when in Bohol. If possible, visit here during weekdays or during lean season so you can see and feel how wonderful it is.

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Mitch N.
4.0 Stars

One of the most famous attraction in Bohol is Chocolate Hills. We went up 271 steps to see the stunning view of God's creation. The place was still not fixed. Our tour guide said that it used to have a shed because up there was really hot! But it was fine it's still worth the breath catching going up here to see these beautiful Hills.

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Raquel d.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Shiela P.
4.0 Stars

Nice place. Windy and so green and brown! 10084️⛰

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