Museo del Ámbar de Chiapas

Lonely Planet review

Chiapas amber – fossilized pine resin, around 30 million years old – is known for its clarity and diverse colors. Most is mined around Simojovel, north of San Cristóbal. The Museo del Ámbar de Chiapas explains all things amber (with information sheets in English, French and Italian) and displays and sells some exquisitely carved items and insect-embedded pieces.