CHOCOLATE HILLS – BOHOL

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 The Chocolate Hills of Bohol Island are a collection of over a thousand perfectly formed dome shaped hills.  They were formed naturally over thousands of years but their flawless shapes look almost man-made.  The name is derived from the fact that the hills turn a chocolate brown colour during the dry season.  The unique topography make it one the Philippines top geological marvels.

Bohol Island - Philippines

From the observation deck you can see that the hills are scattered across the landscape for miles in all directions. The hills are often likened to giant mole hills…or big breasts.

Bohol Island - Philippines

Bohol is also famous for these cute little creatures that are known as Tarsiers.  Typically they are the size of a fist and are one of the smallest primates in the world.  Bohol, Leyte and Mindanao are the only Philippine islands that are inhabited with tarsiers.  Bohol has a Wildlife and Tarsier Sanctuary which facilitates the conservation of this rare species and allows visitors to get a closer look at them.

Bohol Island - Philippines

Tarsier (Photo credit – Flickr).

    Bohol Island - Philippines

Although island hopping in the Philippines is an experience of a lifetime, its world-class pristine islands are largely uncharted by travellers.  However if you do decide to explore the Philippines for yourself, you won’t regret including Bohol on your itinerary.  With its stunning beaches, rare wildlife and majestic natural landforms it boasts cocktail of some of the best aspects that you would hope to come across on your travels.

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