Chocolate Hills

Chocolate Hills
Chocolate Hills
Chocolate Hills

The Chocolate Hills are a geological formation in the Bohol province of the Philippines.

The Chocolate Hills are a remarkable geological formation situated in the heart of Bohol, an island province in the Philippines. Comprising over 1,200 cone-shaped hills scattered across an area of approximately 50 square kilometers, these hills are a distinct and mesmerizing natural wonder.

During the dry season, the lush green grass covering the hills transforms into a rich brown hue, resembling a sea of chocolate mounds hence the name "Chocolate Hills." The conical shapes, averaging between 30 to 50 meters in height, add to the enchanting and otherworldly beauty of the landscape.

Believed to be the result of limestone weathering and erosion over millions of years, the Chocolate Hills have become a symbol of Bohol and a popular tourist destination. Visitors can enjoy panoramic views of this unique terrain from various vantage points, with the Chocolate Hills Complex offering an observation deck for an expansive and awe-inspiring vista.

The origin of the name "Chocolate Hills" is not only attributed to their chocolate-like appearance but also encompasses local legends. One popular folklore suggests that the hills were formed from the tears of a giant named Arogo, who wept uncontrollably over the unrequited love for a mortal woman.

Designated as a National Geological Monument of the Philippines, the Chocolate Hills stand as an extraordinary testament to the forces of nature and have become an iconic symbol of the natural beauty found in the archipelago.