Cabs from Panama City to the clubs on Panama City Beach are very inexpensive at around $10-15 and taking one can save a life! The cab drivers are good-natured and intelligent folk that can offer up some good tips on places to eat and see. Treat them with respect and tip them well-- they deserve it!
A point that should be a very important factor in determining your hotel of choice should be their shuttle schedule. Getting around PC can be a hassle if you have flown in and have no transportation. Most of the hotels run a shuttle all night, which is key if your hotel is far from the action. There is nothing worse than following up 8 hours of partying with an 8 mile jog! Just look around your hotel's website or give them a call to MAKE SURE that the shuttle runs 24/7 and is at your beck and call.