The Chocolate Hills are undeniably a geological wonder – with its seemingly endless rows of symmetrical, conical hills spread over an area of almost 500 square kilometres. The hills’ appearance often varies, depending on the season – donning a luscious green colour during the rainy season, and a rich brown hue during the summertime. The Chocolate Hills are quite popular all over the world and can be considered an icon, as it is evidently displayed in seals and flags all over the province of Bohol.
The Chocolate Hills can be found in Carmen, around 55 kilometres away from Tagbilaran City.
Opening Days and Hours
The Chocolate Hills’ viewing deck opens daily from 08:00 to 23:30.
Entry Fee and Bookings
The entrance fee to the Chocolate Hills cost PHP 50 (USD 1).
How to Get There
- You can fly in from Manila to Tagbilaran via Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines.
- From Tagbilaran, take a bus to Carmen City and tell the driver to drop you off at Chocolate Hills.
- Solo travelers/ backpackers
Time to Spend
Spend at least an hour in the area to see and appreciate the views, get scenic shots, and learn more about the Chocolate Hills.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to go and see the Chocolate Hills depends on your preference; you can visit during the rainy season if you prefer more greenery, and during summertime, if you wish to see the chocolate flavour that made the hills famous
There is one restaurant located on the biggest hill in the area. If you are traveling without a booked tour, you can prepare and bring packed meals before the trip. Doing so can save you time and money as food providers in the area are limited.
- Chocolate Hills Adventure Park
- Sky’s The Limit Hot Air Balloon Rides
You can stay in Tagbilaran City hotels such as Dao Diamond Hotel, Kew Hotel, and Ocean Suites Boutique Hotel. Rates range from USD 25 to USD 80 per night.