Almost everyone who visits Bohol will always include Chocolate Hills in their itinerary. After all, it’s one of the top Bohol attractions and Philippine tourist spots, and a natural wonder you won’t find anywhere else.
This geological formation consisting of 1,776 hills across the towns of Carmen, Batuan, and Sagbayan in Bohol has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the third National Geological Monument of the Philippines.
We’ve been to Chocolate Hills several times already, and each visit is truly awe-inspiring. And do you know that the name is derived from the color which changes from green to chocolate brown during the dry season? You really have to see this geological wonder for yourself!
Chocolate Hills admission
So, how much is the entrance fee in Chocolate Hills? Please see latest entrance fees below:
Chocolate Hills entrance fee
- ₱100 – Carmen viewing deck entrance fee for foreigners
- ₱30 – Carmen viewing deck entrance fee for locals
- ₱15 – Carmen viewing deck entrance fee for students
- ₱80 – Chocolate Hills Adventure Park admission
Tip: See the Chocolate Hills from a different vantage point at Chocolate Hills Adventure Park. Take your pick from Bike Zip, Wave Runner, and Tony Hawk, and zipline across a breathtaking landscape.
Chocolate Hills operating hours
Chocolate Hills is open daily (including holidays) from Monday to Sunday, 8.30am to 5.30pm. The best time to visit here is during the dry season, from January to May, so you can see the chocolate-colored hills. But if you prefer to see them in their greenest, you can visit during the monsoon or rainy season, which typically lasts from June to December.
Chocolate Hills address and how to get there
The most popular viewing deck is located in Chocolate Hills Road in Brgy. Buenos Aires in the town of Carmen in Bohol, Philippines.
To get there, you need to reach the capital city of Tagbilaran first.
From Cebu City, you can ride the two-hour fastcraft like OceanJet to Tagbilaran City. Once you reach Tagbilaran Port, ride the tricycle to Dao Bus Terminal where you can ride the bus or van that will take you to the junction going to the Chocolate Hills View Point in Carmen. To help you navigate, use Google Maps or Waze.
You may also read our Cebu to Bohol ferry guide for more transport options going to Bohol.
Tip: For a hassle-free trip, why not join this Bohol Countryside Tour? This already includes a private transfer with a driver guide who will take you to top Bohol attractions including Chocolate Hills, Tarsier Conservation, Loboc River, Baclayon Church, and more!
Activities in Chocolate Hills
Here are some of the top things to do in and around the area.
1. Climb up the viewing deck
Prepare for a bit of cardio since you have to climb up the stairs with 200 steps to enjoy a panoramic view of the hills. But we tell you, the scenery up there is worth it!
2. Zipline across a breathtaking landscape
Level up your experience by ziplining in this adventure park. Choose how you do it: on a bike or on a surfboard. Whichever you prefer, it’ll surely be a one-of-a-kind adventure!
3. Ride the ATV
Craving for more excitement? Hop on an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and zoom around the vicinity. It definitely is a fun activity for you and your barkada (close friends).
4. Hike an eco-trail
If you like hiking, the adventure park also has a two-hour eco-trail where you’ll walk through a jungle with different species of flora and fauna.
5. Go camping
Want to relax and commune with nature? Pitch a tent and go camping at the adventure park where you can listen to the sound of birds and wait for the stunning sunrise.
6. Take tons of photos
Since you’re already here, don’t miss the chance to take IG-worthy snaps with the picturesque hills as your backdrop.
- You’ll mostly be outdoors, so wear something comfortable for long hours of sightseeing.
- Bring some snacks and water in case you get hungry and thirsty while exploring.
- Be careful when climbing up the stairs of the viewing deck. Assist your kids and senior citizen companions if possible.
- You can take as much photos and videos as you like, but be mindful not to disturb fellow visitors.
- Respect the environment, and never leave your trash behind.
- Follow the park rules and regulations.
That’s it! We hope you already have a glimpse of what to expect on your visit to Bohol’s renowned Chocolate Hills.
Balik-balik sa Bohol! (Keep coming back to Bohol!)
Looking for accommodation options in Bohol? Consider staying in one of the best beach resorts in Panglao Island.
Visiting Cebu next? Check out our Cebu travel guides, too:
- Best Cebu lechon
- Famous Cebu delicacies
- Best Cebu malls
- Best Cebu cafes
- Busay restaurants and cafes
- Cebu Safari and Adventure Park guide
- Cebu Ocean Park guide
- Simala Church guide
- Cebu airport guide
While traveling around Central Visayas and the rest of the Philippines, it pays to learn some basic Bisaya words and phrases as well as Filipino words and phrases so you can connect well with the locals.