Carmen: Choco Complex

After our late lunch at Danao Adventure Park, we were again on the road to our next travel destination, the Choco Complex located in the municipality of Carmen. This is probably the most popular chocolate hills viewing deck in Bohol. Almost all of the postcards featuring the chocolate hills are photos taken from this travel spot. This is because the area has the highest concentration of the hills.

The viewing deck itself is situated on top of a chocolate hill. An access road is constructed spiraling the hill for cars to reach the complex's parking lot, the drop off point for visitors.

Visitors will have to pay an entrance fee of Php50 per person at the complex's office beside the parking lot. To reach the viewing deck, one has to climb 214 steps up the hill.

In between the steps are benches where you could seat, pause, catch your breath or take photos.

Once you reach the viewing deck, you will have a 360 degree view of the chocolate hills.

How we went there (and back)
Carmen Choco Complex is easily accessible from Tagbilaran City, the capital of Bohol, through rented vans or cars. At present, it is nearly impossible to travel around Bohol through public transportation. A small group can hire a car with driver. For bigger groups, there are also vans available for rent. Rate varies depending on the number of destinations or duration of the trip.

I recommend our tourist driver, Mr. Roque Alo. You may contact him at 0948-606-2199 or 0932-140-9699 for quotations on your travel plans

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