The Chocolate Hills is a famous tourist attraction in Bohol. This island treasure is a series of undulating hills over a vast plain sometimes considered the “Eighth Wonder of the World”, it has been declared as Chocolate Hills National Geological Monument and proposed for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage. The hills are considered unusual geological formations that consists of at least 1,268 perfectly cone-shaped hills of about the same size, that are scattered throughout the municipalities of Carmen, Batuan and Sagbayan. A one of a kind geological feature in the world. The hills range from 30 to 150 meters high and are covered in green grass, which turns to brown during dry season, making them look like chocolate mounds. The Chocolate Hills Complex in Carmen town, and Sagbayan Peak in the town of Sagbayan are two areas where tourists can view the hills up close.
WHITE SANDY BEACHES
ALONA BEACH is located in barangay Tawala, Panglao. This centerpiece of the island is a 1.5 kilometer stretch of glittering white sand in the southwest portion of Panglao island. It is considered the most popular beach in Panglao and is shared by different resorts that offer various cuisines and cater to different markets. There are also quite a number of establishments offering diving lessons and rent of dive equipment. The seas are exceptionally clear, and this combination of pristine sand and crystal clear seas has led some experts to label it as one of the best tropical beach in the region. The tranquil waters are perfect for swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, kayaking and learning to dive. The adventurous types can also easily rent boats to go to deeper reefs in nearby islands.
DOLJO BEACH is located in barangay Doljo. With its deep calm waters, undisturbed coral reefs and diverse marine life, Doljo Beach is an ideal place for scuba diving. Seashells of varied designs and colors also abound in the area.
BALICASAG is a small island south of Panglao. There is a resort on the island and there are a lot of beautiful dive sites surrounding the island. Considered as one of the best dive sites in the region, it is famous among divers for its overhangs, crevices, downslope walls, a vast abundance of the most colorful and exotic displays of marine life.