On the outskirts of the regional centerplace, Cuilapa, Oratorio is mainly an agricultural worker habitat. It is surrounded by vast coffee bean and bananaplantations. Oratorio sits in a deep valley, so the sun rises late and sets early. The small city is stretched along one of the international two-lane highways that leads to El Salvador. The stretch of land makes for a very narrow but long city outline. Pollution from semi-trucks and buses gathers inside the high valley mountain walls.