Apologies for the long post but I always prefer it when people give as much detail as possible in the initial post.
Am planning on visiting PDLC in May. First visit to Tenerife and sadly only for a couple of days. Not into staying in mega touristy areas so thought this area might suit well as have no problem with bus travel. Just seeking advice on a couple of questions if possible please...
1. Flight arrives at 11.15 and with only hand luggage am assuming we'll be out relatively fast. Have read about getting the 345 but keep reading conflicing reports on if it's possible to use BONO on this route. As we'll be so early, (and I've been stung once before when travelling self catering and arriving hungry during siesta) is it worth just taking the first bus to Santa Cruz, checking that out for a couple of hours, getting lunch there then buying BONO for the onward journey? (Have downloaded timetable and assume it would be 102 or 103?)
2. Staying in RF Astoria as priced middle ground between Bambi and Cassablanca. Anyone have recent experience of what the studios are like? Unfortunately in my head, the word studio equates a bedsit but the website pictures make it look quite big and I like the idea of proper beds (couldn't work out if Bambi would be a sleeper sofa).
Also is it worth getting taxi from bus station/road or is it easy to find for the first time? (I've read from reviews that entrance to Astoria is through Bambi entrance.)
3. Re: use of BONO, I feel really stupid becasue I still can't quite picture how it works. As far as I can understand it's a prepay system like London's Oyster but can be shared. Is that right? Does it debit the whole price of a bus per use or just part then cash? (Or does that only apply when you reach the end of your card?) I know it can be used for 2 people so I'm assuming the 15 euro be enough for 2 people for 2 days? (Am not counting day trip to Teide as understand this route is not discounted.)
Thanks in advance!