The Chocolate Hills of Bohol got damaged in the Bohol Province Earthquake in October 2013. This is my pictures of the chocolate hills 3 years ago.The Chocolate Hills is located in Carmen Town in the middle of bohol province and is composed of about 1771 hill mounds that turns from lush green in the rainy season to the dry chocolate color during the...more
See the marker of the Chocolate Hills National Geological Monument to appreciate why said landforms are worthy of being the 8th wonder of the world. The Monument includes a graphic description of how the Chocolate Hills were formed, and a declaration that says: "The unique landform known as the "Chocolate Hills" of Bohol was formed ages ago by the...more
Go to the Chocolate Hills Complex in Carmen. The complex is actually located between a twin chocolate hill, and the Carmen View Deck is at the top of a 214-step hill. So far, it is the most sought place for viewing; it provides an amazing panoramic view of the rows of Chocolate Hills, with the lush green fields of Carmen on the foreground.To go up,...more
being the most touristy area of bohol province, the Chocolate Hills has a number of souvenir stalls, snack stands and restaurants lining the viewing deck of the chocolate hills, which is also located in one of the hills. The souvenir stands sells assorted souvenir items such as fridge magnets, post cards, shot glasses, books, paper weights and other souvenir knick knacks plus assorted local snacks and refreshments like bottled water and ice cream and junk foods.
opens: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday
What to buy: all the touristy items that you can think of like shirts, caps, mugs, calendars and a lot more
What to pay: depends on your haggling skills
I didn't realize that locals believed in the wishing well, but I gave it a second thought as local & foreign tourists gamely tossed coins, made a wish, then rang the bell for good luck.
At Carmen View Deck, you have two options to climb the hill: Climb the 214-step uphill, or take the paved slope going up instead of the stairs. There is no elevator at the Chocolate Hills View Deck.
For related post, see my Warning at my Bohol Page.
There is a viewing deck at the Chocolate Hills Complex. The deck is nestled atop one of the highest hills in Carmen. It has a bell which you must toll for good luck, a wishing well, a marker and a bronze plate where you can read relevant information about Chocolate Hills.The stair has 214 steps but for those who easily get tired, there is a newly...more