BOHOL TRIP PART 7: CHOCOLATE HILLS ADVENTURE PARK
After my Chocolate Hills visit, my tour guide brought me to the latest offering of the Chocolate Hills – the Chocolate Hills Adventure Park (CHAP). The Chocolate Adventure Park offers outdoor attractions such as a zipline, canopy walk, hiking trail, various tree top adventures like monkey bridge, pipe dreams, a bike zip– a 275-meter zip line using a mountain bike to cross from one chocolate to another. The zipline is rising 150 feet above the ground.
The Reception area of The Chocolate Hills Adventure Park
The park entrance has souvenir stalls and a small restaurant fronting a natural pond wherein you can feed the fishes. I was experiencing hypoglycemia at that moment so I decided to stay for a while at the “serpentarium” while waiting for my sugar level to rise again. I forgot what I was feeling at that moment because we were entertained very well by the caretaker of the “serpentarium “ that exhibits not only snakes but hedgehogs and sugar gliders as well.
Soon after I felt okay we proceeded to the 248-step stone pathway leads to the wooden view deck along a hill slope. Chocolate Hills Adventure Park (CHAP) viewing deck provides an alternative vantage point of the endless verdant hills of limestone.
The Viewing Deck of Chocolate Hills Adventure Park
HOW TO GET THERE:
Chocolate Hills Adventure Park (CHAP) is located at Brgy. Buenos Aires, Carmen, Bohol. off the National Highway between Tagbilaran City and Carmen town, before the junction to the Chocolate Hills Old Viewing Deck. Mobile: +63 9173041341 and +63 9326677098. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Entrance fee: PHP 60 per person. Via Tagbilaran If you’re coming from Cebu, you can take the fast craft (Ocean Jet around P500). The travel time is less than 2 hours. From the Tagbilaran port, you ride a tricycle to the bus terminal in Dao. At the terminal, you ride a bus/van headed to Carmen. The travel time is 45 minutes to one hour. The bus will stop at the Chocolate Hills Adventure Park. (P60 pesos person) Via Tubigon From Cebu, you can take the M/V Star Craft to Tubigon port. From the Tubigon port, you ride a multi-cab/bus (P50 per person) to Poblacion Carmen.From Poblacion Carmen, you ride a bus headed to Tagbilaran City and ask the driver to drop you off at the Chocolate Hills Adventure Park.
The gate of Chocolate Hills Adventure Park