A strange yet oddly satisfying attraction on the tiny island of Bohol is the Chocolate Hills. Sadly, they’re not made from chocolate; instead, they’re nothing more than a geologic formation of an estimated 1,776 almost symmetrically grass-covered hills that dot the central landscape of Bohol Island.
The hills get their yummy name from the chocolate-brown color of the dying grass covering the 150-400′ hills during the dry season.
The Philippine climate is freaking hot year-around, but the peak of dryness is November through May when things are the most chocolaty. Sure, you can visit year-round, but the hills may be green, not brown.
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This isn’t an exciting destination by any stretch but is worth the visit if you’re wandering around Bohol with nothing else better to do.
This attraction doesn’t take much time to see – once you’ve seen one, you’ve seen all of them. There are many cool places to snap selfies and overlooks to take fantastic panoramas.
In 2013, a massive 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the Philippines. There is still damage leftover from this earthquake. Signs, awnings, and cracked cement all dot the path up to the summit of the park area.