Northwest São Paulo is a region in the state of São Paulo. It is a mostly rural and sparsely populated area, with low industrialization level, and heritage left by Japanese immigration. A major attraction in the region are the beaches and nautical leisure at the reservoirs in the Paraná, Tietê and Grande rivers.
- Olímpia - Hot spring city that attracts more than 1 million visitors per year to its Thermas dos Laranjais waterpark
- Pereira Barreto - Japanese heritage and the beauty of the Tietê river
- São José do Rio Preto - The largest city of the region and its cultural capital
- Santa Fé do Sul - A popular regional destination for fishing and nautical leisure
The cuisine of the northwest region is a little different from other parts of the state. Typical dishes include:
- Caldo do Artista
- Cupim Casqueirado