Chocloate Hills

Charles Neeley


A great view of the chocolate hills in Bohol Philippines.

The Chocolate Hills are a geological formation located in the province of Bohol in the Philippines. It is comprised of over a thousand equally-sized, cone-shaped hills that are spread across an area of 50 square kilometers. The hills have become a popular tourist attraction in the country for their unique shape and appearance. During the dry season, the vegetation on the hills turns brown, giving it a chocolate-like appearance that is the inspiration for its name. Scientists believe that the hills were formed through the uplift of corals and limestone deposits during the Pleistocene era. The Chocolate Hills are now a protected area under the National Integrated Protected Areas System, ensuring that it will continue to be a natural and cultural wonder for generations to come.