Quad Suites

Don Goyo

on Oct 10 in Quad Suites, Rooms posted by passionf

Who is Don Goyito

Don Goyito or “El Buñuelero” as he was best known was one of our favorite people. He was born in San Sebastian but Fajardo “made” him one of his own. Married to Doña Inocencia Ortíz they became the parents of twelve siblings. The only income to support his family came from the sales of his famous “buñuelos.” He never revealed his recipe made up of 13 ingredients. The only thing he admitted was that one of the ingredients was bananas. You could see him pushing his cart around town wearing his uniform with pride and respecting his job.

Today his daughter, Jael Román, who bears an uncanny resemblance with her father, is keeping up with the tradition. Wearing a similar uniform and her father’s cap, she pushes his cart and sells the “buñuelos.” This delicacy sought by people from around the Island is also known to visitors who have heard and tasted them. Some even bring samples to their hometowns. So, before your stay at Passion Fruit ends we invite you to savor Don Goyito’s “ricos buñuelos.”

Pedro Rosa Nales

on Oct 08 in Quad Suites, Rooms posted by passionf

Who is Pedro Rosa Nales?

Pedro Rosa Nales is anchor man at one of Puerto Rico’s news program that is transmitted via satellite to the United States of America. He was Vice President of the Graphic Arts Reporters Union (UPAGRA), member of the American Legion and the Newscasters Association of Puerto Rico. Pedro practices parachuting, is an airplane pilot, diver and weight lifter and a perfect example of professionalism for our youth.

Carmelina Vizcarrondo

on Oct 07 in Quad Suites, Rooms posted by passionf

Who is Carmelina Vizcarrondo?

This distinguished poet, after finishing high school in Fajardo, enrolled at the University of Puerto Rico, majoring in Hispanic and Spanish Literature. Poet and writer she worked for different national magazines such as, Asomante, Puerto Rico Ilustrado, the magazine of the Puerto Rican Institute of Culture and the former El Mundo newspaper. She was editor of the magazine Insula. Carmelina was an honorary member of the Argentinean Cultural Committee and member of the Board of Directors of the Ateneo Puertorriqueño.

Some of her poems are Pregón con Llamas, Poema para mi Niño, and Minutero en Sombras. For this poem she received an award at the Puerto Rican Institute of Culture. Her poems are best known for her constant reference to love and nature’s scenery.

Santiago Veve Calzada

on Oct 06 in Quad Suites, Rooms posted by passionf

Who is Santiago Veve Calzada?

Santiago Veve Calzada, an illustrious and a true Fajardeño. He studied medicine in Barcelona, Spain in 1880. When Santiago returned to Fajardo he practiced medicine during a brief time and decided to become a farmer. His new career brought him great wealth.

His concern for improving the quality of life for those with limited resources made him assumed all the costs of the equipment and supplies needed at the Fajardo High School, named after him. In Ceiba, our neighboring town, another school was finished due to his donations and is named after his father, Adolfo Veve Ferau. A hospital in Juncos specializing in patients with tuberculosis was supplied by his donations.

Doctor, wealthy farmer, and philanthropist, he is remembered in the history of Fajardo by his humbleness and compassion for the less fortunate.