Kino is a pearl diver that lives in a brush house along the beach. He is the husband of Juana and father of coyotito. Kino is the main character of the story, who finds a one of a kind pearl and greed over takes him.
Juana is Kino's wife and Coytito's mother. She is one of the first people to realize that the pearl is going to make Kino greedy so she attempts to throw it in the water, but she get beaten up by Kino.
Coytito is Juana and Kino's son. He is an infant who is stung by a scorpion.
The doctor is a greedy man that a first refuses to treat Coyotito but when he finds out that Kino finds a pearl he decides to treat Coyotito. He ends up healing Coyotito's scorpion sting.
Juan Tomás is Kino's older brother who is very loyal. He supports Kino and warns Kino about the dangers of the pearl. He also hides Kino and Jauna in his house and doesnt tell anyone where they are.
The Priest is a nice man but is just as greedy as the rest of the people interested in Kino's money from the pearl. He hopes that Kino will give some money to the church.