An article on the website of NuWire Investor, an educational resource for alternative investments, shows how foreigners look at El Salvador as a place to invest in real estate. The article is titled El Salvador Real Estate: Stunted by Bad Reputation, and it concludes:
El Salvador has a long ways to go before it becomes the next Costa Rica. It needs to work on its crime issues and reform its court system. Most of all, it needs to change its reputation. Until then, its potential will remain untapped and its ambitions to attract more international investment unrealized.
These are the issues where El Salvador must improve if it wants to attract more foreign capital, whether it be in real estate, tourism, or industry.