Kino is the main character in the story. He is married to Juana and has a son named Coyotito. He dives for pearls for a living but doesn't make much. One day he finds the great pearl which turns his life around and leads to jealousy and violence in the town.
Juano is Kino's husband. She cares for Coyotito and thinks the pearl should be returned because it is evil and wont benefit them.
Kino and Juana's son. Is stung by a scorpion one morning. Since he is young and could die from the sting, Kino finds the pearl to pay the doctor to cure the sting.