Chocolate Hills

Chocolate Hills gets the name from the fall season when the hills turn brown and look like mounds of chocolate. Located in Bohol, Philippines, these bizarre geological features cover over 20 square miles (50 sq km).

There are over 1,270 of these similarly cone-shaped hills creating a sea of hills. The typical heights are between 98 to 160 feet (30 to 50m) with the tallest one peaking out at 390 feet (120m). These waves of hills are actually haycock hills comprised of grass covered limestone. The “chocolate” aspect only occurs in the winter months when the grass is brown. During the spring and summer months the hills are green.

There are at least 1,270 of these cone-shaped hills but there are estimates that the number could be as high as 1,775.