Gustavo Aldama, a rich businessman, marries a woman named Lupita despite his mother's disapproval of their relationship. Things become more complicated when Lupita gives birth to Gustavo's daughter, who she names Marimar. Dolores, Gustavo's mother, believing Lupita married her son only for their wealth, does everything to separate the two of them.
Dolores drugs Lupita and hires a man, setting them up to make it look like Lupita is having an affair. Gustavo is devastated to find Lupita "sleeping" with another man, unknown to him that it was a plot by his own mother. Dolores then demands Lupita to leave their property and never to come back.
It's too late, however, when Gustavo finds out his mother's treachery. He could no longer find Lupita, who had gone into hiding along with his daughter. Lupita promises her daughter that one day Marimar will claim what is rightfully hers. Meanwhile, Gustavo leaves his parents and decides to live alone in Manila, not losing hope that one day, he would find his wife and daughter.
Seven years pass, but Gustavo's efforts to locate the whereabouts of Lupita and Marimar remain fruitless. One day, his cousin Esperanza visits him, carrying with her the news of his parents' fatal accident. Despite his ill feelings towards his mother, Gustavo goes home to finally put closure on his past.
While visiting the grave of his parents, Silva, a friend of Lupita, comes by to inform Gustavo the whereabouts of Lupita and Marimar. Gustavo doesn't waste any time and goes to reunite with his family. Lupita manages to forgive Gustavo, to the delight of Marimar who is overjoyed to finally meet her father.
On their way back to Manila, the passenger plane on which the family is riding crashes into the sea and separates Marimar from her parents. Gustavo once again loses the family he had tried so hard to rebuild. Lupita is later found dead, but Marimar is nowhere to be seen.
Marimar is washed ashore on a nearby island. She is found by a childless couple, Lola Cruz and Lolo Pancho, and upon discovering that Marimar suffers from amnesia, decide to raise Marimar as their own granddaughter. Lola Cruz calls her Marimar after seeing the name on Marimar's necklace. Young Marimar meets a young Angelika, and they become friends, playing in a beach. However, Marimar and Angelika start fighting when Angelika falls and breaks her arm, blaming the incident on Marimar.
Marimar then grows into an innocent and naive young woman, whose complicated and tormented life begins when she meets, falls in love with, and agrees to marry Sergio Santibañez, for the latter's reason to have revenge against his father Renato and Sergio's ex-girlfriend, Angelika, Marimar's childhood friend, who had become his new stepmother. Marimar is then subjected to the cruelty of Angelika in the Santibañez mansion. Here starts Marimar's awakening to the harsh reality of what her love for Sergio had done to her.
Fate begins to favor the once oppressed Marimar when she decides to leave San Martin de la Costa after suffering much from the Santibañez household and the death of her adopted grandparents from a fire under Angelika's order. Marimar changes her name to Bella. In the city, she gives birth to a beautiful baby girl whom she named Cruzita after her Lola Cruz. Marimar doesn't allow the child's father, Sergio, to see her, believing that Sergio had left her for good when he went on a business trip.
After many years of searching, Gustavo finally meets Marimar, but since the latter had changed her name to Bella, Gustavo does not recognize her. Natalia, an insane and ambitious provincial lass from San Martin dela Costa who also hated Marimar when she still lived in Villa Santibanez, had snatched up Marimar's pendant before the latter left, which would prove the identity of Gustavo's missing daughter and heiress. Natalia begins pretending to be Gustavo's missing daughter, yet her deception does not last long as Marimar's lost memory comes back with Natalia later on proved to be an impostor. Gustavo finally acknowledges Marimar as his daughter, yet he dies from a heart attack soon after, leaving the countless wealth of the Aldamas to her. With the help of her Tia Esperanza and friend Innocencia, Marimar leaves for the United States and completely transforms herself from a poor and naive lass into the rich and sophisticated Bella Aldama.
When she returns to the Philippines, Marimar meets Rodolfo San Jinez, a businessman who plans to marry her because his family's company was losing money. Rodolfo invites her to his masquerade party as his guest of honor. Unknown to MariMar, now known as Bella, Sergio was also going to the party. Sergio unexpectedly sees Bella and recognizes her as Marimar. Sergio tells Rodolfo that Bella is his wife, but Rodolfo thinks it's impossible. Marimar then rejects San Jinez at their wedding and proves to herself that she still loves Sergio.
Meanwhile, as the Villa Santibañez begins to fall, Angelika returns from abroad and brings a mentally-weakened Renato to their house where she "takes care" of him. Unknown to Renato, Angelika puts "medicine" in his food, which is to weaken his memory. Renato realizes that Angelika is responsible for the loss of his money and his company. Angelika goes to Manila for an auction but Marimar, as Bella Aldama, shows up and a confrontation ensues. Because of Marimar's vengeful tactics, Angelika loses everything to her. Angelika goes back to Villa Santibañez and sends her husband to a mental hospital. However, Renato had already escaped from the hospital before Angelika and her men showed up. Nicandro, a worker under Angelika, shoots him at Angelika's order. However, he is brought by Dra. Rhia to cure him. Renato finally reunites with Sergio and takes revenge on Angelika. Marimar buys the title of Villa Santibañez and humiliates Angelika during a fight, in which the latter accidentally stabs her own right eye. Many run-ins between Sergio, Marimar, and Rodolfo occur. Finally, Marimar once again decides to leave the country to put her life in order. However, Rodolfo kidnaps her before she could leave. Sergio then saves her from her captors but Rodolfo accidentally shoots her when he meant to aim at Sergio. All three inadvertently ended up getting shot but not fatally. Rodolfo is brought to the hospital to later face trial and jail time.
After much heart searching, MariMar decides to forgive Sergio and the family is reunited. Later on, Marimar meets Vanessa May, who was Gustavo's girlfriend while he was separated from Lupita, who tells her that she wants to find her missing daughter who turns out to be Angelika - Marimar's rival. Unknown to Marimar, Angelika plans the downfall of the heir of Aldamas to get Sergio. Angelika is responsible for murders of her mother, Vanessa May, and Esperanza. She blackmails Marimar of Esperanza's murder so that she could take Marimar out. Sergio and the others know that Angelika is the one responsible for the murders but could not find incriminating evidence against her while Angelika has a knife with MariMar's fingerprints and a blouse with Esperanza's blood. Angelika kidnaps MariMar so she could kill her and tells MariMar that she was really the one who murdered Esperanza to keep her silent. Angelika's henchmen Nicandro and Diego save Marimar from Angelika's plan to kill her and they tell a lie to Angelika about Marimar's death. Angelika's plan fails but she sets another trap for Marimar. She dogs Marimar until they have a face-off to finish everything. Angelika shoots Marimar repeatedly, but she survives because of her flak vest. Marimar realizes that Angelika will stop at nothing to destroy she and her family so she decides to finally fight back at Angelika. After a series of attempted police interventions, Angelika is involved in a shoot out and is subsequently arrested. In the incident, MariMar was run over by Angelika and left badly wounded. After a harrowing near-death experience, Marimar survives by a miracle. Meanwhile, Renato betrays Nicandro to the police and a group of police officers shoot Nicandro dead before he can attempt to escape from them.
One month later, after Marimar's recovery, she, along with Sergio and her company, go to the court hearing where Angelika is in custody. The jury finds Angelika guilty for the murders. Sergio and Marimar hold a thanksgiving dinner with their family and close friends after the trial. Meanwhile, Renato goes to the jail where Angelika was sentenced and gives a reward (which is money) and a "permission" to the warden in which she accepted. A "permission" from Renato is to suffer Angelika in jail by giving her a burning mark with MariMar's name on it in which what Renato says to her that a burned mark is also a "gift" from MariMar and continues to hurt her more along with her inmates who joined him also to hurt her. Sergio and Marimar announce that they would finally get married and Marimar gives back to Renato the title of Villa Santibañez. Meanwhile, Angelika's foster father visits her in prison and he gives her a plan to make her escape from prison and she could work with him to ruin the wedding of Sergio and Marimar. She escapes along with other inmates after a bomb explodes opening up the wall. Unaware that Angelika had escaped from prison, Marimar and Sergio prepare for their wedding.
On the day of the wedding, Angelika knocks Arturo out, puts him inside the car trunk, and disguises herself as the driver, replacing Arturo. Sergio, along with Cruzita, ride in the car to go to the church. Angelika kidnaps both father and daughter then gives Marimar the choice of two "special presents". She has Marimar go to a beach where she calls Marimar up on her cellphone. She tells Marimar to choose her present: Sergio's or Cruzita's life. Angelika has Sergio and Cruzita in two different boats with bombs set to go off at the same time strapped to their chests. Marimar heads off to sea in a third boat provided by Angelika and ultimately decides to save Cruzita. Once she gets her daughter, Marimar shoots down Angelika's henchman. As she hugs Cruzita, the boat with Sergio in it explodes. Marimar grabs Cruzita and jumps into the water just as the bomb that was strapped to Cruzita explodes. They make it to the shore undetected by Angelika. Marimar and Cruzita are shocked by what had just happened to Sergio. Marimar tells Cruzita that she should be brave and strong even without Sergio, then hides Cruzita saying that she would come back for her.
Meanwhile, Sergio didn't die in the explosion after all. Just before the time set on the bomb ran out he was able to knock down Angelika's henchmen, remove the bomb and escape from the boat. Marimar goes off to face Angelika. She escapes detection by Angelika's henchmen and finally finds and fights Angelika. Unknown to her, Sergio is also in the area and fighting the remaining henchmen. When Angelika's foster father has Sergio at gunpoint, Renato saves his son by shooting him. Sergio learns from Renato that Marimar is in the area and he goes off to find her. Meanwhile, Marimar and Angelika are fighting in Angelika's helicopter off the ground. Sergio is able to catch hold of the chopper before it completely lifts off. Marimar pushes Angelika out where she falls to the ground in a river full of crocodiles. A bleeding Angelika is last shown being dragged - apparently devoured by the reptiles. Sergio climbs into the helicopter and he and Marimar are reunited.
The episode picks up on the wedding day itself. After much heartbreak and sorrow, tears and hardships and the death of Angelika, the two lovers are finally married amidst their close friends and loved ones.
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