Why We Like This Hotel
- Perched on the shore of the Pacific Ocean, Mari Mari covers 13 miles of coast and 9,000 acres of land in Southern Chile's Lake District
- A carefully curated experience of luxury meets uninhibited exploration of nature’s endless offerings - dense forests, frothing waterfalls and glistening lakes
- Set in a natural paradise for excursions on land and at sea, navigate lush terrain and the coastline trekking, horse riding, kayaking, sailing, and fishing
- Maintaining a traditional working feel, a roam around the hotel will introduce you to horse stables, the dock, the original farmhouse and an organic garden
- Dine on 5* meals showcasing both the natural produce and the culture of the region, whilst spotting the local bird and marine life as you look out to sea
Excursions strike the perfect balance between adventure, nature, and local culture. Explore each of the habitats that create an immense biodiversity unique to the region, and immerse yourself in local history and traditions.
Observe dolphins, whales, and penguins in the bay and spot the elusive puma and pudú deer in the woods. Enjoy a swim under the stars after a day of hiking, and take to the water aboard one of Mari Mari’s boats. Whatever your preferences, the resident guides will apply their expertise to ensure a personalised experience for each guest.
Mari Mari offers a wide range of coastal and rainforest trails that allow you to explore the diverse areas within the reserve, each one with its own unique scenery, habitats, and highlights.
Half-day and full-day trails are available daily, suitable for hikers of all levels, and specially-trained guides accompany each, sharing their enthusiasm and deep knowledge of the native flora and fauna. Detailed trail maps mean that you can independently explore some of the reserve’s 9,000 acres whenever you wish, at a pace that suits you.
The stables are home to the beautifully-groomed horses that are well-suited for all levels of riding confidence. They operate with twelve well-trained and docile horses for guests, all fitted with premium Chilean saddles, bridles, and reigns. Helmets, gloves, and chaps are provided.
On each ride you will marvel at the impressive coastline and untouched virgin forest while a naturalist guide highlights the unique vegetation and wildlife species, experiencing the sights and sounds as you make your way across large stretches of the reserve. In addition, you can visit local "huasos" (cowboys) to learn about local legends, riding techniques, and enjoy an anecdote or two.
Guests can enjoy in-depth cultural experiences with visits to patrimonial churches, archaeological highlights, and neighbouring communities among others. Each of these activities is designed to offer unique insights into the history and culture of Northern Patagonia.
A range of organic and culinary tours are also on offer and include visits to Mari Mari’s greenhouse and demonstrations of how local farmers work these fertile grounds. You will have the chance to taste fresh organic fruits and vegetables from the garden or you can personally choose the ingredients Chef Flores will transform into a culinary delight.
Water Sports and Fishing
Water-based adventures afford intimate opportunities with the most noble of the ocean’s creatures in this section of the Pacific Ocean. Depending on weather conditions and the season, you can venture out to visit penguin colonies, crowded sea lion isles, and migratory lanes for the Humpback and Blue whales.
Experience a relaxed and contemplative trip on the hotel's boat, and combine with different perspectives of the coastal eco-system through kayaking and stand up paddle boarding (SUP). All appropriate safety equipment and instructions are given for each, and expert guides excitedly help you to identify the magnificent marine life.
This area of the South Pacific Ocean is also renowned for its abundance of saltwater fish, many of which fall in the category of game species. You'll have the opportunity to practice surf fishing from the shore or join in a deep-sea adventure with Vertical Jigging.
About Mari Mari
Located in a relatively little-known coastal region of Chilean Patagonia, Mari Mari is both remote and well connected. The hotel itself sits on 13 miles of unspoiled Pacific coastline and within 9,000 acres of Northern Patagonian land. Los Muermos is the nearest village, while popular destinations such as Puerto Varas and Chiloe Island are close by.
Puerto Montt (PMC) airport is 1 hour 15 minutes away by road, and private round-trip transfers are included with stays. There is also the option to book a helicopter flight from Puerto Montt to the hotel, a scenic 20-minute journey. Flights from Santiago to Puerto Montt are 1 hour 40 minutes, and from Punta Arenas to Puerto Montt 2 hours. This makes it easy to combine the stay with other destinations in Chile.
Complimentary transfers are also provided between Mari Mari hotels or other points in Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas, and can be arranged to and from other points for an additional fee.
Mari Mari embeds the long-lost culture of Monte Verde at the heart of it's values. The Monte Verde culture lived at one with the natural environment, making as little impact and leaving as small a footprint as possible, building no temples or pyramids. Their heritage was unravelled with the discovery of a small child's footprint in 1975 in a marshy field near the city of Puerto Montt; evidence of human settlement in the Americas that pre-dated the long-accepted Clovis paradigm by roughly 1,000 years.
This legacy of the Monte Verde permeates Mari Mari's practices, rousing a lifestyle of harmony with the wildlife and vegetation that is found in this magical region. It sets a benchmark of respect and inspires a community of responsibility, which visitors are welcomed into.
The ancient settlement of Monte Verde exists close to Mari Mari and a fascinating tour of the site led by an American anthropologist can be booked.
Food & Drink
With a strong focus on locally-sourced organic ingredients, the culinary experience at Mari Mari Resort is a celebration of traditions. The Executive Chef has gained renown in Chile for her passion and creativity in combining indigenous traditions and local ingredients. The organic garden provides fresh seasonal produce, fish and seafood from the immediate coast inspire many of the dishes, and naturally-raised meats and poultry are sourced from nearby.
Healthy food prepared with care is the trademark in this full ocean-view setting; enjoy views over the main beach as you savour each meal, or dine al fresco at the terrace bar and café. Three daily meals are included with stays as well as drinks. In addition to craft beers, premium spirits and non-alcoholic beverages, the extensive selection of the finest organic Chilean wines means you will always find the perfect pairing for your dish.
The team at Mari Mari can adapt its menus for guests with specific dietary requirements or those following a specific diet. Please inform of any requirements at the time of booking.
Guests can further experience the tranquillity of a stay at Mari Mari with use of the 4,450 square-foot Spa and Wellness Area, which offers a gym, heated swimming pool, sauna and steam rooms, and regular yoga and meditation classes.
A wide range of massages and treatments for men and women are also available, using the best of the local herbs, essences, and oils during treatments such as hot stone, aromatherapy, Swedish massages, facial treatments, and body wraps. Massages and treatments can be booked as an in-room service upon request, too.
Rooms & Pricing
A stay at Mari Mari is as comfortable as it is adventurous. Embracing the dramatic beauty of this Patagonian coastline and nestled in the emerald green rainforest, each of the six oceanfront villas offers the utmost comfort and privacy. Villas can accommodate 1-10 guests in 1-5 guestrooms and one Master Residence is also available for large groups.
A four-night all inclusive stay in a private villa starts at USD $3,880 per person. The rates include transfer to the hotel, personalised daily excursions with a guide, use of the spa, outdoor pool and barbeque area, breakfast, lunch and dinner, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages including the organic wine selection. Please enquire for more details and rates.
Beautifully appointed with noble woods and local stone, with touches of local textiles and art, the clean, elegant design of each private villa blends seamlessly with the pristine natural setting.
While each villa offers the same spectacular views, different dimensions and capacities allow you to choose the perfect villa to suit the size of your group. Two-bedroom villas average 3,500 square feet and four-bedroom villas average 5,000 square feet. A combination of king and queen beds are offered within each, with luxurious bathrooms including whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, private patios, spacious living and dining areas, equipped kitchens and a music system. Enjoy the convenience of free Wi-Fi and a complimentary maid and laundry service.
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