Chocolate Hills

04-11-2017

The Chocolate Hills are Bohol's most famous tourist attraction. It was also it's famous tourism symbol long before the tiny primate, tarsier.

The famed Chocolate Hills of Bohol are not only two but more than 1,268 cone-shaped hills - a very strange geological formation that has baffled a lot of geologists. The hills are spread over an area of 50 square kilometers or more and vary in size from 30 meters to 120 meters in height.

The Chocolate Hills appear to be seemingly endless when viewed atop the hill in Carmen town. The viewing deck there gives you a 360° view of the hills "as far as the eyes can see". It is more majestic when viewed from a plane - them appearing to be thousands of mole hills dotting out from verdant surroundings.

What's unique with these limestone chocolate hills is that they are only covered in grass and the cone shape is more or less common to all although differing in size. The hills look chocolaty only during dry season when the grass withers and turns into brown and looks like giant chocolate kisses.