Itaparica is a Brazilian island in All Saint's Bay (Baia de Todos os Santos), about 10 km from the city of Salvador
, Bahia. It is known for hosting the Sul America Open tennis competition (1986-1990). In the island, there are two cities: Itaparica and Vera Cruz.Itaparica can be reached in about one hour by ferry from Salvador.
The smaller passenger-ferry departs from near the Mercado Modelo, while the larger car-ferry goes from about two km north to Bom Despacho. The state of Bahia is considering constructing a (11.6km long) bridge between Salvador and Itaparica.It is the former home of the tennis tournament, the ATP Itaparica.Itaparica has 40 km of beaches suitable for tourists and exuberant tropical vegetation.