KIno Kino is the father to coyotito and is married to. Kino is a pearl diver and supports his family with the money made form the pearls. when kino finds the pearl it completely changes his life and his descions.
Juana Kino's wife and mother to coyotito. she helps Kino with his job as a pearl diver and takes care of Coytito. Once they found the pearl she was convinced that the pearl was evil and running their lives. She wanted to get rid of the pearl.
Coyotito Juana and Kinos first and only son. Early on in the story he is stung by a scorpion. He has no control of how to get out of this. He made the pearl have great meaning to give to the doctor to save his life.
The Doctor The doctor is a man who is not happy with his life. He wants to move back to Europe but can not. He treats the poor people of the town very badly and does not see them. He only works for money and not for good,
The Trackers These three men are terrible people. They are very violent and have to good intent. They will do anything to get the pearl. They follow kito when he leaves the village. The end up ripping the family apart.
The priest The Priest is only for the local village and cares about everyone. He does not care about money or who the people are. He helps everyone that comes to him for help. He reprents pure goodness.