Chocolate Hills The Philippines

Chocolate Hills as far as the eye can see

Bohol is famous for its Chocolate Hills which are located in the middle of the island. The unusually shaped hills are named after the brown colour they change to during the summer months.

How these hills were formed is still a mystery and there are several different stories of what could of caused them, one of which involved two feuding giants who hurled rocks, boulders and sand at each other to eventually form the hills that were then forgotten about the two enemies became friends. Perhaps a more romantic tale of the hills' formation is that of Arogo, another giant, who fell in love with Aloya, a mortal. She didn't return his love so he cried for days; the legend goes that the hills are formed of his dried tears.

As one of the island's most talked about and hyped attractions, the hills are truly magnificent and straddle three municipalities. It's well worth the 20-30 minute walk up to see the hills in all their glory and for fantastic photo opportunities. 

Top Tips from our Experts


Destination Specialist

"Don't be put off by the many steps you have to climb to the top the view is well worth it, take a bottle of water with you to keep hydrated."