Juana One of the main characters. She is the wife of Kino and mother of Coyotito. She is a devoted mother and wife that does everything she can for her family when they are in trouble.
Kino Husband of Juana and father of Coyotito. Resident of La Paz . After getting denied treatment for Coyotito, Kino finds the Pearl of the World. However, later in the book turns evil because of this treasure. Kino is looked upon as the leader of this book. When in crisis he will do anything to protect his family.
The Doctor Protrayed as the selfish doctor. This doctor is only concerned about himself. During the begnning of the book he denies treatment for Coyototi because of the social class of his family. Later in the book, however, after hearing about the discovery of the pearl, he comes to Kino's hut and takes Coyotito as one of his patients. He does this all because he wants to go to Paris. The doctor only treats the rich.
Coyotito Child of Juana and Kino. He gets stung by a scorpion. While they are running away, he gets shot by one of the travelers. He shows that the innocent people get hurt for other peoples mistakes.
Juan Tomas Brother of Kino. Juan played a role in helping Kino and Juana escape the village. During the crisis when Kino's house burned down and he killed a man, Juan provided his hut as shelter and let them stay the night. He also made up stories to the people about what could have possibly happened to Kino, Juana, and Coyotito, giving them an easier chance of escaping.
The Travelers A group of three people with the hope of finding Kino, Coyotito, and Juana. Composed of two men tracking the trail and one of horseback with a refile. These three men are hired to track the path of this family. Later in the book they play a conflict for Kino and Juana and are the cause of the death of Coyotito.